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March 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wilson Historical Society Barnum Building
Wilson, NY 14172
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Mary Jemison by Edna Stubbs at Wilson Historical Society

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mary Jemison (Deh-he-wä-nis) (1743 – September 19, 1833) was an American frontierswoman who was adopted in her teens by the Senecas. When she was in her teens, she was captured in what is now Adams County, Pennsylvania, from her home along Marsh Creek. She became fully assimilated into her captors' culture and later chose to remain a Seneca rather than return to British colonial culture. Her statue stands today in Letchworth State Park.