Underground Railroad in Shrewsbury
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury (19 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, Shrewsbury MA)
The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury presents “The Underground Railroad in Shrewsbury: Examining the Evidence” on Sunday, March 19th at 11AM inside the church in Gifford Hall. As part of our 300th Anniversary celebration, our historians will present this exciting program exploring the underground railroad in Shrewsbury. Who helped the slaves escape? Where were the rumored tunnels? Who delivered abolitionist speeches from the pulpit? Join us to find out these answers and more! On display will be an underground railroad sampler quilt of secret quilt patterns used as clues to tell the slaves which way to go. Children will hear the story of Peg Leg Joe, design their own underground railroad quilt and play the game Freedom North! A light brunch will be served. Attendees will receive an Evidence Pack which is essential to the program. This program is free and open to the public. Please reserve yours at www.tiny.cc/nn94vz or by calling the Church Office at 508-845-7286.
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