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WELCOME TO THE
JOHN W. JONES MUSEUM

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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


The museum is closed for the season.
We want to thank all of our visitors this year.

 

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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By walking us through some historical documents in which Jones's voice and personality are present, she provided further insight into Jones' life.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

CONTACT US

John W. Jones Museum
PO Box 932
Elmira, NY 14902

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