Ohio Statewide Underground Railroad Gathering
Sep. 23 2024
Ohio History Center 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Calling all individuals involved with or in support of preserving and sharing Underground Railroad history! Join partners from around the state as we gather to learn about and discuss the Underground Railroad in Ohio and how to share these stories.

The Ohio Statewide Underground Railroad Gathering aims to unite current and potential future Network to Freedom sites throughout Ohio, which boasts the highest number of documented sites in the nation on the Network to Freedom Trail. This is the first event of its kind that seeks to create a space for the over 100 Underground Railroad sites in the state of Ohio. Our objectives include encouraging research into new sites, sharing best practices, promoting collaboration, celebrating accomplishments, and facilitating public engagement.

We invite both current Network to Freedom sites and those interested in joining to participate in this event. This gathering is a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate on preserving and sharing the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio.

This event is free, though registration is required. Registration will open on June 20.

Sponsors for this event are the Ohio History Connection, America 250-Ohio, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, National Park Services, and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.

Logo that reads: "National Underground Railroad Freedom Center" with a candle icon.
Logo with an outline of a house that reads: "Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society".
Blue and white logo that reads: "National Afro-American Museum And Cultural Center
Logo of a gold star with the text: "National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom"

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