The Delaware County Historical Society
presents an encore of the sellout
Voices of the Underground Railroad
A Reader’s Theater

Voices of The Underground Railroad

March 1st Sunday

Starting at 1:30pm

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 and around Delaware County during the era prior to the Civil War.

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

  • Abraham Depp, a freeman
  • 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 several others.

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 will begin and conclude with the music of fugitive slaves and interpretive dance by Francis Butler.

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

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

This Program will be held at:

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The Barn at Stratford
our 1840s Barn Event Venue
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware, OH 43015 Map

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

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


157 East William Street, Delaware


2690 Stratford Road, Delaware