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Underground Railroad History

24apr10:30 amUnderground Railroad History

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Hosted by Shawnee State University and co-sponsored by the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. This will mark the start of a three-year, tri-state historical marker and tourism initiative, which has been funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Grant program.

The public is invited. “We want those that are interested in regional history to attend,” explained Marty Conley, Director of the Lawrence County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “If you are a teacher, local historian, museum or historical society member, please try to attend one of these gatherings. We need to hear from the voices of the community to preserve the local historical sites for future generations.” Local and county leaders, as well as economic and tourism officials are encouraged to attend. The program will be held in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Morris University Center on the campus of Shawnee State University. 



(Monday) 10:30 am(GMT+00:00)

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