Thursday, February 1, 2018

Underground Railroad Field Study at Rokeby Museum

Free and Safe

Join us for a day-long workshop on the Underground Railroad at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

Date: April 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $75 (includes lunch)

During this field study, we will learn about the experiences of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter in Ferrisburgh in the 1830s. We will trace their stories from slavery to freedom, learn about the abolitionist Robinson family who called Rokeby home, and explore the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. Teachers will leave with primary sources to use in the classroom.

In the afternoon we will have a round-table discussion about the experiences of people of color in Vermont today and consider how the history at Rokeby can be used to spark discussions about the Black Lives Matter movement and other contemporary issues.

REGISTER HERE by February 15
Once we know who is registered, we will help with carpooling.

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