WELCOME TO THE
JOHN W. JONES MUSEUM
John W. Jones Museum is the original home of
Mr. John W. Jones, who escaped slavery and settled
in Elmira, New York.
The Museum commemorates his life and work as an Underground Railroad Station Master who safely assisted approximately 800 fugitives’ flight to Canada and was responsible
for the dignified burial of
nearly 3000 Confederate soldiers.
Photo Courtesy of Chemung County Historical Society
Location of Museum
1248 DAVIS STREET
ELMIRA, NY 14901
We are open until October 31: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12PM-5PM.
President of the John W. Jones Museum Board of Trustees, Talima Aaron, discussed her journey to discover John W. Jones' voice in the historical records, as part Black History In Upstate New York week, coordinated by the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum located in Peterboro, NY
By walking us through some historical documents in which Jones's voice and personality are present, she provided further insight into Jones' life. Additionally, Aaron discussed the work of the John W. Jones Museum in preserving his legacy and give a brief tour of the museum.
Click here to watch the presentation on YouTube
It's not too late to attend our fundraiser this coming Saturday, September 16 at Elmira's Federal Building. See the invite below for all the details. Tickets are $103.00 available via Paypal ($100 for the ticket with a $3 paypal surcharge). Tickets will be for sale online until 10am September 16th and can be picked up at the door upon entrance to the event. Here is our PayPal link: