Abolition in Gardner

Learn about local history with our event this coming Thursday, 3/16/17; reserve your seat today! Download the event flyer!

The Underground Railroad was the term used to describe a network of meeting places, secret routes, passageways and safe houses used by slaves in the U.S. to escape slave holding states to northern states and Canada. Established in the early 1800's and aided by people involved in the Abolitionist Movement, the underground railroad helped thousands of slaves escape bondage. Aiding them in their escape was a system of safe houses and abolitionists determined to free as many slaves as possible, even though such actions violated state laws and the United States Constitution. History Buff Carla Charter will present the fruits of her extensive research on this topic in the Greater Gardner Area.