Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania
Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania,” presented by Cooper Wingert
Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania. Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery. The author of Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania, Cooper Wingert, reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.
This program is free and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship from ACNB Bank.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Adams County Historical Society have a museum?
The Society's 3-D object collection is currently inaccessible. The collection is stored off-site while the Society is headquartered at the Wolf House. It is unknown how long it will be before the collections will once again be available for public viewing. However, portions of the Society's collections are on display at the Gettysburg Heritage Center and Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum.