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August 30, 2022

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center free admission

Immerse yourself and be inspired by the stories of the Underground Railroad. Discover the history of slavery in America and the struggle for freedom. Learn about the abolition movement and the clandestine Underground Railroad network, its freedom seekers and conductors as courage, cooperation and perseverance carried enslaved people to freedom. Walk inside an authentic slave […]

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July 26, 2022

Open Doors: Night at the Museum

Celebrate Ohio Open Doors with a FREE night at the museum! Learn about the Cincinnati years of antislavery author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and the impact and legacy of her most famous anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Discover how the community’s power of voice shaped the 20th century history of the house as a […]

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July 22, 2022

Open Doors: Burrell Open House

Tour this 200 year old brick homestead that served five generations including serving as a UGRR stop and birthplace of some pioneering business women.

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July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Hanby House Tour

Hanby House, an Ohio History Connection site, will be open for tours on Thursday, September 15 from 1-3pm. View a short film about the life of William Hanby and his son Benjamin Hanby. William Hanby was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, founder of Otterbein University and editor of a religious newspaper. His son Benjamin, […]

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July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Our Local Heroes & The Story of Dangerfield Newby

Join us Saturday, June 17th, to view a new exhibit, Our Local Heroes, commemorating those who fought to end slavery in Belmont County at the Underground Railroad Museum beginning at 11 AM, with a presentation by Jon-Erik Gilot on Dangerfield Newby, a riveting tale of a local freed Virginian slave who found himself on the […]

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June 3, 2021

Benjamin Lundy, Ohio Abolitionist and Free Labor Advocate

Though Mount Pleasant may be hard to find on the map, this tiny, rural town in southeastern Ohio played a large role in the fight against slavery.