An official Path Through History Site! The National Abolition Hall of Fame serves as a place where the strong people who helped achieve the ending of slavery can be honored. When abolitionists forming a state anti-slavery society were physically mobbed in Utica, it was in Peterboro that they found safety and support. This site tells the story of that event, and the formation of the New York State Anti-Slavery Society in 1835. The Hall honors those New Yorkers who played a critical role in the national anti-slavery movement, who have worked toward the goal of ending discrimination, and as a reminder that there is still unfinished work regarding discrimination that needs to be addressed.