Join Marietta House Museum for this virtual presentation. Learn about freedom seekers’ plans; names of helpers; and hiding places with storyteller/cultural interpretive guide, Dionne Patterson of UGR3DAY Underground Railroad Experiences, Inc. Mrs. Patterson, also known as “Conductor Dee,” will share historical accounts of the secret network called The Underground Railroad. She will highlight stories of how men, women, and children prepared for the grueling journey in search of freedom, using their social ties, financial savings, knowledge about geography and plants and herbs to survive, and unique ways that some freedom seekers navigated their way North. Agents who gave aid to those secretly traveling on the Underground Railroad also took risks and suffered consequences as they selflessly guided self-emancipating champions.
Recommended for ages 8 & up.
Fee: $5/person. Please register in advance at pgparksdirect.com to receive the Microsoft Teams link for this event.
For more information, please call 301-464-5291 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Lecture Presentation on "The Underground Railroad Journey" with historian Dionna Patterson
Ticket Price: $5/Person