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Underground Railroad Tour - Member Tour

May 5, 2017

Join IHS Membership Director Jennifer Hiatt and historian Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for our Underground Railroad Tour. Learn more about the Underground Railroad and abolitionists who worked to end slavery or provided refuge and passage to freedom.

The tour begins in Fountain City at the Levi and Catharine Coffin House, where the couple helped an estimated 2,000 African-Americans to freedom. Following the tour, visit the renovated interpretive center. Lunch is provided in a local Quaker meeting house. Leader for African American Center, Nichelle M. Hayes, will give a presentation.

We then travel to the Longtown Settlement, which was a refuge along the Ohio River for escaped slaves on their way to Canada. Stops include Union Literary Institute, a vocational school founded by settlement residents and Quakers in 1845, as well as the James and Sophia Clemens Farm. Clemens was the first free black man to purchase land in Darke County, Ohio.

Registrations must be received by April 28. RSVP to Jennifer Hiatt at (317) 234-2670 or . Register early – space is limited to the first 45 participants. Find the registration form here.

Fees ($50 members; $75 nonmembers, includes one-year membership) cover transportation, admission fees, meals and snacks.

Levi Coffin House

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