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The Underground Railroad and the Erie Canal History Talk

The Underground Railroad and the Erie Canal History Talk In-Person

Those interested in history, specifically the Underground Railroad and it's connection to the Erie Canal, won't want to miss this special program with Derrick Pratt, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Erie Canal Museum.  Please register and join us for this program that talks about how many African Americans used the Erie, Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals as routes for escaping from slavery. For some, the canals became pathways to freedom in Canada. Other African Americans settled in canal towns. Many Americans kept safe houses near the canals to assist people who escaped from slavery on the Underground Railroad.

Free program.  Open to all. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Mendon - Jacobs Family Reading Room
Mendon Public Library
  Adults     Teens     Tweens  
  Black History     Teens & Adults  
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