Women & the Underground Railroad

June 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Join Douglas Jones, Archaeologist and Iowa Freedom Trail Project Manager, for a fascinating look at the largely untold stories of female Abolitionists and their families as they worked to help slaves fleeing to the North.

Combining genealogical research with other historical research has brought stories of several Iowa women who were involved in the Underground Railroad in Iowa. There are many connected families all over our state who risked it all to help fleeing slaves, and you’ll hear the latest research being conducted as part of the Freedom Trail Project.

Please note, this program will be held at the Valley Junction Community Center, 217 5th Street. The historic Jordan House will be open for tours from the ending of the program (approximately 3:15) until 5pm, but your ticket can also be used for admission at any scheduled guided tour through November 27.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.
$10: adults
$6: students