Last week marked the 150th Anniversary of John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry. There is a blog set up to commemorate the event here and, as noted in their April 2 entry, our local library hosted a symposium on the life of Brown.
Brown grew up in Hudson, less than a mile from my own house. His home is in excellent condition, owned and maintained by wonderful people who were gracious enough to allow artists to set up their easels on the property. I have been lucky enough to be one of them.
Another painting from that morning was featured on my blog here Clickback "John Brown's Well" which stands by the main door of the house.