Our Mission Statement

john jones museum
The John W. Jones Museum
in Elmira, New York.


We will preserve the home of John W. Jones and related artifacts to honor his life and highlight his role in the Underground Railroad in Elmira and the Southern Tier of New York State..

Our Vision Statement

The JWJM is an interpretation, heritage, education and cultural center to examine and commemorate John W. Jones’ life and the local African American experience. The Museum will be the primary resource and repository of related artifacts.

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