Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ 2:00pm
Presented by Tom Milhollan, Operations & Development Coordinator, Washington County (PA) Historical Society
This is the story of a freedom seeker who had attained liberty in Pennsylvania, John Davis was cruelly kidnapped in Washington County in 1788 and was spirited away to further enslavement on a Virginia plantation. The interstate dispute over the fates of John and his kidnappers would eventually lead to the first federal legislation, in 1793, "respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters." This story of tragedy and despair has been studied by experts and historians, but this program will present new research that might just change the history of the case.
Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 2:00pm
Presented by Sarah Richardt, Executive Director, Kelton House Museum & Gardens (a community service project of the Junior League of Columbus)
The Kelton House Museum and Garden in Columbus, Ohio is an 1852 historic house museum which focuses on local history and decorative arts. It has a fascinating array of stories ranging from the anti-slavery movement, the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the women's suffrage movement. In this presentation, we will explore those topics and the primary source documents that corroborate our stories.
All programs are free to the public, part of the Sutliff Museum's "Nurturing Pathways to Freedom" spring digital lecture series.
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