If you cannot make it to either the Massachusetts Historical Society to hear the lectures and see the exhibit on John Brown, perhaps you can see the exhibit at the New York Historical Society that runs from September 15, 2009 through March 25, 2010.
If you cannot do either — you’re in luck. Visit Gilder Lehrman’s website at
to see the online exhibit. If you have never visited this site before, you’re in for a treat. Not only can you see original documents able to be enlarged so you can read them — they have transcriptions as well.