september, 2020

202026sep(sep 26)10:00 am10jan(jan 10)4:00 pmNorth is Freedom ExhibitionNiagara Falls Museum(september 26) 10:00 am - (january 10) 4:00 pm Niagara Falls Museum

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NORTH IS FREEDOM:

THE LEGACY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BY YURI DOJC

This photographic journey celebrates the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War.

Approximately 30,000 men, women and children fled north to freedom, settling from the Canadian Maritimes to as far west as the Manitoba border. Some arrived alone; others found their way to Canada with the help of a clandestine network of “conductors” and “stations” called the “Underground Railroad.” Most came to what is now Ontario, to places such as Windsor, Chatham, Buxton, the Niagara Peninsula, Owen Sound, and larger cities like Hamilton and Toronto.

Black and White, young and old, these are the descendants of once-enslaved African Americans who have contributed to the growth of this great nation. This exhibition celebrates their histories and their ancestors’ courage.

“This project shows we are all one family…I am as much black as I am white. I am of African slaves as I am of Irish immigrants. I am multiracial and we are all cousins.” — Carl Stevenson, a fifth generation descendant of John H. Meads of Baltimore

HOURS FOR NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM

PLEASE CHECK OUR COVID FAQ PAGE FOR CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION and protocols in place

Monday             Closed
Tuesday             10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Wednesday        10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Thursday            10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Friday                10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday            10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday              Closed

Admission rates for Niagara Falls History Museum

Adult (20+) = $5.00
Students (6-19 years old or with valid student ID) = $4
Children (Under 6 years old) = Free
Family (Up to 5 people – max. 3 adults) = $15
Thursday nights after 5pm = Free

 

Time

September 26 (Saturday) 10:00 am - January 10 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Niagara Falls Museum

5810 Ferry Street Niagara Falls ON L2G 1S9

Phone Number

905-358-5082

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