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The History of the Underground Railroad in Orange County

Date/Time

Sep 28, 2017
07:00 PM until 08:30 PM

Description

The History of the Underground Railroad in Orange County
presented by Linda Zimmermann

Local author and researcher, Linda Zimmermann, will talk about the Underground Railroad in Orange County. This presentation will highlight some of the dramatic stories of slaves, abolitionists, and bounty hunters that took place in our own backyards.
Throughout Orange County, NY, prior to the Civil War, runaway slaves hid in dark corners of basements, in secret rooms behind coal bins, and in abandoned mine shafts. Orange was a very active hub of the Underground Railroad as these fugitives ran for their lives and freedom in Canada, often with federal agents in hot pursuit. Local residents risked heavy fines, imprisonment, and even torture, as they provided food, shelter, and transportation for these exhausted and terrified men, woman, and children. Space is limited – registration is required.

Cost

free

Location

View map Tuxedo Park Library
227 Route 17
Tuxedo Park, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Tuxedo Park Library

Phone

845-351-2207

Contact name

Ginny O'Neill

Contact email

goneill@rcls.org

Neighborhood:

Tuxedo Park

County:

Orange

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