I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County

Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County 

Where: Smithville Historical Park
             803 Smithville Rd.
            Eastampton, NJ 

 Who: All ages

Because of its location, New Jersey was an important rest stop on the underground railroad and there were many safe houses in the state.  In fact, the heroic, Harriet Tubman spend quite a bit of time in New Jersey, and a museum dedicated to her was recently constructed in Cape May, New Jersey. The Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County not only gives you an overview of New Jersey's role in the Underground Railroad with a particular emphasis on Burlington County, it covers everything related to the tragic history of slavery and the shameful treatment of black people throughout the history of this county from the slave trade through the civil rights movement. The museum is loaded with artifacts and historic documents (or replicas of them) as well as incredible works of art. There is so much you can learn from this museum beyond what they teach you in school including the fact that although Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, he wanted to deport them to Liberia. This small but significant museum is definitely worth a visit. 

For more information, go to https://www.urmobc.com 

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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