STATION MASTER: John W. Jones of Elmira N.Y.

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Date(s) - 09/23/2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

235 Lake Street
Elmira, New York 14905

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“STATION MASTER: John W. Jones of Elmira N.Y.” is on view in the Reading Room until 8 October 2023.

The exhibition includes the newly painted portraits of John W. Jones and Harriet Jacobs, both born into slavery in the early 1800s, as well as the stories of their independent paths to freedom. Also on display are period-relevant artifacts borrowed from the Chemung Historical Society, including a book written in Jones’s own hand.

For details on his life story, visit the John W. Jones Museum:

For more information on portrait artist Robert Shetterley, visit the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” project:

To view additional work by artist Robert Shetterley, visit the The Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y. this summer:


Location:  235 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, Noon-5pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays.

Admission:  $7 per person, free to those under 18. Admission is always free to Museum Members!

Membership:  Please inquire at the Reception Desk, call Guest Services at 607-734-3697 – or – visit us online to apply for membership benefits at:

Directions:  Exit 56 from Route 17/86 (Church Street Exit). Turn left at the forth traffic signal onto Lake Street. Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot at the rear of the building, bordering Baldwin Street.


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