And then today…
Graue Mill in Fullerburg Woods Forest Preserve will again present at 6:30 and 8:15 their program Journey on the Underground Railroad.
We took part in last night’s presentation and have been talking about it ever since. The brochure described it as;
“Children and adults can experience what it was like to be a passenger on the Underground Railroad. This theatrical experience begins with a skit in which passengers will meet the legendary Harriet Tubman.”
Graue Mill has recently been restored and it’s history as part of the Underground Railroad have been documented carefully. The basement (with an outside access) holds the archived information and photos.
The program last night was story telling, songs, and an outing in the woods to duplicate the experience Freedom Seekers might have had. There were children there (always good) and elderly (descendents of slaves) and those of us seeking a better understanding.
The talented participants soon had us joining in the singing as we got more comfortable with the story. Several of the participants have written books about the Underground Railroad.
Thank you, Graue Mill and these participants, for a very memorable journey.