John Brown to be remembered next weekend

A reception will follow at the Deer's Head Inn, formerly the Mansion House, where Mary Brown and her companions spent the night of Dec. 6, 1859. Tickets are $40 with proceeds to benefit the Essex County Historical Society, and includes the cost for all events of the day.

The coffin will make its way to Lake Placid on Dec. 7. At 3 p.m., a procession will begin on Rte 73, continue up Old Military Road and along John Brown Road, and end at the Farm with the placement of the coffin the in Farmhouse for the evening.

Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, better known as Magpie, will gather at the John Brown Farm at 6 p.m. to present their stirring collection of songs that reflect on the life, death and turbulent times of abolitionist John Brown, his family and followers.

An 11 a.m. memorial service on Tuesday, Dec. 8 will bring the commemorative events to a close as re-enactors perform the roles of Mary Brown, Wendell Phillips, and Rev. Joshua Young at the John Brown gravesite.

For more information on any of these events and a complete schedule, visit www.JohnBrownComingHome.com.

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