Local Underground Railroad Museum Hosts Black History Month Program

The Underground Railroad Museum, located in Flushing, Ohio, will be holding its third annual Black History Month program on Sunday, February 5, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Ron Scott, Cultural Diversity and Community Outreach Director at YWCA Wheeling and Underground Railroad Museum Board Member, will provide a presentation on race and how to overcome ethnic division. Following his presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

At 2 p.m., guest speaker Kathy Schulz will give a presentation on the underground railroad in Ohio, with compelling and riveting tales of freedom seekers and their treacherous journeys northward. There will also be a Q&A session concluding her presentation. She will have copies of her book for sale and will sign each sold copy. 

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There will be free pizza and beverages available. The museum will be open for tours, including its newest exhibit in honor of co-founders Rosalind and Dr. John Mattox, Our Local Heroes, covering the history of the underground railroad in Belmont County. Museum Director, Kristina Estle, will be present to answer any questions visitors may have. Admission to the museum is a recommended donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. The Underground Railroad Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3, and all donations are welcomed. 

For more information, visit the Underground Railroad Museum’s website and Facebook page

About the Underground Railroad Museum:

​The Underground Railroad Museum exists to preserve and share American history and its connection to the Ohio Valley. We believe that through sharing each other’s heritage we can foster an abundantly rich life experience promoting generosity as we do life together. The Underground Railroad Museum aspires to encourage Americans to think about their lives in a different way through the sharing of each other’s cultures. Through this process, those who embrace our mission and vision will become more acutely aware of the commonalities shared with those among us.​