The Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson (401 Whitewater Ave.) will host a free “Calling All Families” presentation about the Underground Railroad from 10:30am-noon on Sat., Nov. 7. The program will be presented by Bonnie Geyer. This is a family/children-friendly event.
You also can learn more about the Underground Railroad with Andersen Library resources. Search for books, media and more at UW-Whitewater to find items both new and old, such as Gateway to freedom: The hidden history of the underground railroad (3rd-floor Main Collection, E450 .F66 2015) and Negro slavery in Wisconsin and the underground railroad from 1897 (3rd-floor Main Collection, E445 .W8 D21 or online via the Wisconsin Historical Society). Search article databases for articles such as “Runaway slave on the Wisconsin-Canada line” (America’s Civil War, 2008, vol.21:no.1, pp.34-38) and “The fluid frontier: Blacks and the Detroit River Region” (Canadian Review of American Studies, 2000, vol.30:no.2, pp.129-149). The web site Aboard the Underground Railroad from the National Park Service provides information including a map and a listing of sites such as the Milton House in Milton, WI.
Please ask a librarian (via email, chat, phone 262.472.1032 or visit the Reference Desk) for assistance with finding materials.
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