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A Morning and Afternoon in Jamestown with Marge

My friend, Marge, and I went to Jamestown, NY on Tuesday, July 2, to see the art gallery exhibit “A Journey in Photographs” by Brad M. Bielawski.  The exhibit is at the James Prendergast Library.

P7021691 4x6James Prendergast Library

Marge and I enjoyed looking at Brad’s travel photographs from all over the world.  We saw some of the photographs displayed in the art gallery on the Internet.  The photographs display well on the Internet.  The photographs, however, look so much better framed and on the wall!  “A Journey in Photographs” will be on display through July 26.

After looking at Brad’s photographs Marge and I went for a walk in Dow Park, which is located across the street from the library.  In the park is an Underground Railroad Tableau.  The Tableau consists of three life-sized bronze figures that honor Jamestown’s notable Underground Railroad participants: Catherine Harris, Silas Shearman and an anonymous fugitive slave.

P7021697 4x6This statue honors Catherine Harris.  Mrs. Harris risked her life to help members of her race to freedom. She operated one of Jamestown’s three underground railroads.

P7021693 4x6This statue honors Silas Shearman.  Mr. Shearman was an ardent abolitionist.  He was the acknowledged leader of the Underground Railroad line through Jamestown.

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This statue honors the anonymous fugitives who touched Jamestown in the pursuit of freedom along the underground railroad.

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When we completed our walk in Dow Park, we left for Chautauqua Mall.  We shopped at a couple of the stores, before leaving for lunch.  We enjoyed all-you-can-eat soup, salad and bread sticks at the recently opened Olive Garden.  We were pleasantly surprised to be offered free samples of wine.

Marge and I had a wonderful day in Jamestown.   Our conversation during the drive to and back home from Jamestown and while at the “A Journey in Photographs” art gallery exhibit, at Dow Park, and at Olive Garden allowed for a better knowledge of each other.

5 Responses to “A Morning and Afternoon in Jamestown with Marge”

  1. Cathy

    This is so neat & interesting. I want to really go there now. So happy for you & Marge.

    Reply
  2. StellaLouise

    Was there an explanation of the quilt held by “Catherine Harris” representation? I’ve heard that quilts were used as signals in the Underground RR network….

    Reply

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