The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but it moved thousands of slaves from the South to freedom. Experience following the clues from one “safe” house to the next in our simulation. Hear the music from this era and learn its significance as you create a craft that will remind you of the methods these courageous individuals used to escape slavery and build new lives for themselves. Learn some of the exciting stories of the brave women and men who risked their lives to achieve freedom for themselves and for others.
This program is offered at 11:00 and 1:00 on Saturday, February 3rd. The entire program takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Visitors may choose to do all the activities or a portion of them. This activity is suitable for children and adults. It is included with regular admission. Participation is limited to the first 30 people at each offering.
Visitors are also invited to view the Rosenwald School exhibit in the Burritt Mansion. Over 5000 Rosenwald schools were built to educate African American children in the south during the early 1900’s. Come learn about this generous effort on the part of Julius Rosenwald who was the president of Sears and Roebuck.