John W. Jones Museum set to open later this month

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The museum dedicated to Elmira's John W. Jones Museum is set to open later this month.

The museum, which sits on Davis Street across from the Woodlawn Cemetery, is dedicated to the man who helped more than 800 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.

At the same time, he supervised the burial of thousands of Confederate soldiers who died at Elmira's Civil War camp.

A fundraiser will be held at the Clemens Center on June 24th. Public tours of the museum till take place the next day.

The museum will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

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