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Voices of the Underground Railroad

The Delaware County Historical Society
in recognition of Black History Month
presents
Voices of the Underground Railroad

Voices of The Underground Railroad

February 13th Wednesday

Starting at 7pm

William St. U.M. Church Delaware

About the Program

Produced and presented by: the Delaware County Historical Society Curriculum Support Committee

The program is a series of 10 vignettes about the Underground Railroad (UGRR) in Delaware County during the era prior to the Civil War.

You will hear from local people who were involved in the Underground Railroad :

  • Abolitionists like Ostrander’s William Cratty
  • Peru Township’s Phoebe Benedict
  • Mary Frances (Alston) Austin, the last surviving freed slave to arrive in Delaware County
  • Runaway slave Asbury Parker’s slave narrative
  • and many more.

A narrator introduces each character who then tells a piece of their own history. Each short story provides insight from multiple perspectives on the Underground Railroad in Delaware County. 

The program concludes with the music of fugitive slaves. You will learn some of the secret symbols embedded in the music.

Reserve Your Seats

The program is free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity to make a donation, which will help defray the expenses.

To ensure adequate seating, registration is strongly suggested for this program

Cor Call DCHS at 740-369-3831, ext. 3.

This Program will be held at:

William Street United Methodist Church the church is graciously hosting our programs while The Barn at Stratford is undergoing renovations.

William St Methodist Church Parking - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Address: 28 W William St, Delaware, OH 43015 Map
Please enter through the main entrance located in Parking Lot #6 on Franklin Street. Elevator is available.

Voices of the Underground Railroad - Local History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio


Help let everyone know about our local history programs. Please download and print this program flyer to handout and display.

For more information, please call the society at 740-369-3831, ext. 3., or email Programs@DelawareOhioHistory.org .

About The Delaware County Historical Society Curriculum Support Committee

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit institution. Our mission is to promote and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County, Ohio through historical preservation and education. The Education Curriculum Support Committee collaborates with the schools of Delaware and Delaware County to enrich their curriculum with the resources of our historical collections, exhibits, and programming. We welcome the opportunity to work with every school in the county


History Library - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio
740-369-3831

CRYDER HISTORICAL CENTER
RESEARCH LIBRARY
NASH HOUSE MUSEUM

157 East William Street, Delaware

MEEKER HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
THE BARN AT STRATFORD

2690 Stratford Road, Delaware