John Brown Festival 2016

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15th April 2016, Please have all tickets purchased OR reserved by April 22nd. 

7th April 2016, Tickets for the Festival are going fast. Make sure you get your tickets today! If you are coming from out of town, we can arrange to set tickets aside for you. 

Press Release: The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is excited to celebrate its 17th Annual John Brown Festival on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the WISH Centre, 177 King Street East, Chatham.  This year the Society will welcome guest speakers: Deirdre McCorkindale, a native to Chatham-Kent speaking on Martin Delany; Wayne Lloyd with a presentation on Jason Grant and JC Brown; and students from Windsor University discussing their Chatham All-Stars project.  We will enjoy the appearance of John Spicer, a John Brown Impersonator, as well as some local entertainment throughout the event. Shantelle Browning-Morgan will be rounding out our guest speakers this year.  A special raffle will take place to raise funds for museum upgrades.  Members of the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be on hand to promote the discovery of family history.  Attached is a poster of our event which promises to be an educational and entertaining afternoon. For tickets or more information contact Samantha Meredith, Executive Director at 519-352-3565 or .

15th March 2016, GREAT NEWS, our tickets for the Festival are printed and ready for sale. There is a limited quantity, so pop into the office or see one of our Board Members for tickets. 

1st March 2016, Posters and Tickets are being finalized for the Event. Stay tuned here to know first when they are on sale. We also are working on lining up some exciting Guest Speakers and Entertainment. 

Plans and Preparation are under way for the 2016 John Brown Festival. Stay tuned to this page for updates as they come along. For now, make sure you SAVE THE DATE! 

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