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The Underground Railroad Network and Leesylvania SP

Date(s):

Weekly: Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
From February 2, 2020
To February 23, 2020

Overview:

Learn about aspects of Leesylvania State Park's rich and diverse history as we celebrate Black History Month.

The Leesylvania property is associated with the escape of multiple enslaved women and men starting from 1784 through 1861. Within that time, three women and nine men escaped; Cate (22), Sinah (20), Andrew (21), James (19), Daniel (Approx. 45), Henry (27), Betsy (24), Moses (between 30-32), Abram (28), Littleton (unknown), Armstead (unknown) and Tom (unknown).

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the park's rich history through its Underground Railroad display that is part of the National Park Service Network to Freedom program. Also, discover the hidden messages behind the beautiful, handmade quilt donated by Stone House Quilters.

This discussion will be offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in February.

For questions, please call the visitor center at 703-583-6904.

Location:

Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K Ludwig Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 730-8205

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