The Delaware County Historical Society
in recognition of Black History Month
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.
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.
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
CRYDER HISTORICAL CENTER
NASH HOUSE MUSEUM
157 East William Street, Delaware
MEEKER HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
THE BARN AT STRATFORD
2690 Stratford Road, Delaware