Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Period of Performance

4/1/2005 - 9/30/2006

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

The Place I Call Home: Northeastern Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad History

FAIN: GM-50449-05

Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (Montrose, PA 18801-1216)
Sherman Wooden (Project Director: September 2004 to January 2007)

Planning for a traveling exhibition, together with a website and DVD, on the regional history of Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad and a research template that could be replicated in other similar areas.

"The Place I Call Home" is a comprehensive examination of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist activities in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the area's remarkable contribution to the national movement. This is a compelling story, and a “missing link” in the network of northern Underground Railroad stories. The project will have three components: a physical traveling exhibit, an on-line educational resource, and a local Underground Railroad research template.