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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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The History of Mother’s Day

May 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

“To My Mother” by Robert Louis Stevenson The Scottish poet evokes childhood memories in this four-line ode to Mom. It appeared in “A Child’s Garden of Verses,” a collection of 65 poems by Stevenson first published in 1885 under the title “Penny Whistles.” You too, my mother, read my rhymes For love of unforgotten times,... Read more »

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