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Virtual Presentation of James F. Brown Video: “Cultivating Freedom: From Slave to Citizen”
February 9 @ 6:30 pmFree
Mount Gulian’s Executive Director, Elaine Hayes, will give a brief overview of Mount Gulian’s key role in the creation of our nation, and then introduce a short video about the incredible life of James F. Brown, long-time resident of Dutchess County and employee of the Verplanck family at Mount Gulian. Mr. Brown was born a slave in Maryland, escaped to New York, was manumitted by the Verplancks and became the master gardener and trustworthy member of the Verplanck household.