Jones Galvin galvanizes!

Author Michele Jones Galvin reads at "word, revisted" at the Carriage House Theater, Cayuga Museum

While her and family were leaving Syracuse, NY at 2 AM this morning to drive south to Church Creek, Maryland to attend this weekend's official opening of the visitor center “dedicated to the life and mission of abolitionist and legendary Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman,” last evening, March 9th, Michele Jones Galvin captivated her audience as she read from chapter five of her book, “'Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People,” co-authored with her mother, Joyce Stokes Jones.  

Ms. Jones Galvin, a Tubman descendant, kicked-off the inaugural season of “word, revisited’ a literary speakers’ series and open mic segment extolling the written word sponsored by Auburn, New York’s legendary Cayuga Museum of History and Art in partnership with Olive Trees (a three decades old print publication devoted to poets and writers) and aaduna (a multicultural online literary and visual arts journal founded in 2011.)  After her reading, Ms. Jones Galvin answered several intriguing audience questions.  Ron Van Nostrand read during the open mic session, and a reception followed for audience interactions with the featured reader and each other.  

Michele Jones Galvin with Bill Berry, Jr., aaduna Inc. CEO/Publisher/aaduna

Ron VanNostrand reads during the open mic segment of the program

(left to right)  Ron VanNostrand, publisher/Olive Trees, Kirsten Wise, curator/Cayuga Museum, Ellen DelloStritto, member BOD/Cayuga Museum, Jack Hardy, member BOD/Cayuga Museum, Bill Berry, Jr., aaduna, Eileen McHugh,  executive director/Cayuga Museum, Michele Jones Galvin, featured author

“word, revisited” is a 2nd and 4th Thursday evening initiative presented at the carriage house theater conveniently located behind the Museum.  

With a $3 admission/person to support the work of the Museum, there are refreshments available for purchase in a comfortable cabaret style seating format easily combined with the performance space’s theater seating.  

The next featured speaker will be Ron Van Nostrand on March 23rd.     

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up and the program kicks-off at 6 PM.


  1. Wow! Sorry I missed the event. Have to get "Beyond the Underground." It will definitely remain in my family library.


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