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Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

February 15 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

They left in the middle of the night – often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. In the decades prior to the Civil War in 1865, an estimated 100,000 slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. Under the cover of darkness,... Read more »

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Guaranteeing Her Right…The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - January 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The campaign for women’s voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social. and political equality. Culminating 100 years ago in the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. the fight for women’s suffrage was... Read more »

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Explore the Women’s Suffrage Movement

April 20 @ 6:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

  Go back in time and explore the women's rights movement with these online resources below. And eventually our doors will reopen, so make time to come out for our exhibit, Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote.       Women's Liberation through Music From the Smithsonian Folk Ways Recordings... Read more »

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The Underground Railroad

April 20 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

    “I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything, the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in heaven.” – Harriet Tubman     Underground Railroad: The William... Read more »

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E-Learning for Kids – The Amazing Castle

April 20 @ 11:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm

Below are resources to help with your child's e-learning, while also encouraging their imagination to travel back in time. Like most other places, our doors are closed for the time being, but we still want you to explore the fun history behind our changing exhibits, even if it means doing so from home...for now.  ... Read more »

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