Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, Pennsylvania 17225 will hold its monthly speaker meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2023, in the German Bank Barn beginning at 7 p.m. The facility is wheelchair accessible. The speaker for the evening will be Bonnie A. Shockey, president of Allison-Antrim Museum. She will present a PowerPoint program entitled “The UGRR and the Anderson Family of Antrim Township.”
Traditionally, the Mason-Dixon Line, lying just a few miles south of Greencastle, divided the Northern states from the Southern states and for thousands of enslaved people, the Mason-Dixon Line culturally bisected the United States into the land of freedom and the land of slavery. Almost 200 years have passed since families, some known and many still unknown, in this geographical region began harboring runaways. The Underground Railroad, with its high level of secrecy and danger, was an adz which silently chipped away at the institution of slavery one human being at a time.
Attendees to the meeting will learn about the discovery of the Anderson UGRR station (the home of which still exists) in Antrim Township. Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson, in the photograph, witnessed his father Timothy’s dangerously bold decision.
The program is open to the public. There is no fee to attend, but donations are greatly accepted toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speaker series. For more information, please call 717-597-9010, visit the website at www.greencastlemuseum.org, or follow its Facebook page Greencastlemuseum.