The Carnegie Center for Art & History, the Town Clock Church, and the Frazier History Museum are collaborating for the upcoming program Local Lives Remembered: Stories of the Underground Railroad on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
- The historic church known locally as The Town Clock Church is now home for the congregation of the Second Baptist Church of New Albany, at 300 E Main St, New Albany, IN. On-street parking is available around the building.
- The Carnegie Center for Art and History is located at 201 East Spring Street New Albany, Indiana 47150. FREE street parking is available along the front and side of the building and a parking lot is available in the back as well.
- The program schedule:
- 10:00 – 11:00 Guests meet history where it happened during a guided tour of Town Clock Church, a historically-significant structure connected to the Underground Railroad. Completed in 1852, the church served as a beacon of hope to freedom seekers across the Ohio River. The historic site is now home for the congregation of the Second Baptist Church of New Albany, at 300 E Main St, New Albany, IN.
- 11:15 – 11:30 Take a short walk to the Carnegie Center for Art & History* Enjoy a brief, live performance in the Center’s Auditorium by an Actor-Historian from Louisville’s Frazier History Museum. “The Runaway” is inspired by the life of steamboat steward and New Albany resident William Harding, and dramatizes what it may have been like for a slave to attempt an escape across the Ohio River. *Guests may drive if they prefer to do so. Driving directions will be provided at check-in.
- 11:30 – 12:30 Learn from Carnegie Center staff about the remarkable Lucy Higgs Nichols, then visit the exhibition Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols that guides visitors through Lucy’s extraordinary journey, detailing her life as a slave in Tennessee, a nurse during the Civil War, and her post-war life in freedom in New Albany. Guests are also welcome to visit the highly-lauded exhibition, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad the contributions of ordinary people, both free and enslaved, whose courageous acts on both sides of the Ohio River helped overthrow the institution of slavery.
FREE ADMISSION, but advanced reservations are required.
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.