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Local Stories of the Underground Railroad, with Frazier History Museum

Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): Upper Elementary, Tweens, Adults
Date: 8/25/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Kentucky’s early settlers used slave labor to help tame the wilderness of their new homeland. Because of brutal treatment and the constant threat of family members being separated and sold, some enslaved people made the difficult and highly dangerous decision to flee for freedom. For many, their first challenge was to find a way across the Ohio River to the free state of Indiana. Were they safe there? How did they escape? What struggles did they face? Did they receive help along the way? Find out as you discover two true, local stories related to the Underground Railroad. Appropriate for grades 3 and up.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Discovering the Blackburns
Education staff from the Frazier History Museum present an engaging, hands-on program to share the amazing story of enslaved Kentucky husband and wife, Thornton and Lucie Blackburn, and their daredevil escape to Canada.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM Live Performance: Levi Coffin
An actor from the Frazier History Museum portrays one of the most well-known conductors on the Underground Railroad, recounting his travels to Louisville and New Albany in support of freedom seekers—and those who would help them.

REGISTRATION: The program is FREE but advance reservations are required. For reservations, visit, or e-mail (include name, ages and number of guests).

Contact: Laura Wilkins
Contact Number: 812-949-4405