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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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6:00 pm

Netflix for Kids

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  Based on the series of the best-selling children's books,  The Who Was Show on Netflix brings some of the most famous names in history to life!   Meet the family on the couch, grab a bowl of popcorn and learn about well-known figures like  Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Susan B. Anthony to  Genghis... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Read of the Week – Coney Island

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:40 pm

Coney Island on My Mind: A Brief History of Brooklyn’s Waterfront Playground by Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris)   1930s Coney Island postcard. Image via Boston Public Library. New York City starts in Coney Island. When Henry Hudson came to our shores looking for a passage to the East in 1609, his first landing was at... Read more »

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Upcountry History

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Learn about the people of the Upcountry through these online resources and lessons. Share your experiences on social media by using #UpcountryMuseum.    

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9:00 pm

Films of the Week – Baseball

April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Each week we will recommend a new film that either highlights local Upcountry history or one of our changing exhibitions. Explore history from the comfort of your couch and then make a trip out to the Museum once we are able to reopen our doors.     WEEK THREE While there has been a hold... Read more »

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11:00 pm

History of the Week – Battle of Tarawa

April 29 @ 11:00 pm

  World War II: The Battle Of Tarawa is a documentary film directed by Louis Hayward. It used authentic footage taken at the Battle of Tarawa to tell the story of the American servicemen from the time they get the news that they are to participate in the invasion to the final taking of the... Read more »

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