Historic Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County

Historic Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County The Historic Underground Railroad Museum is operated jointly with the Historic Underground Railroad Trust and the City of Burlington County New Jersey.
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Our goals are to - Acquaint visitors with the stories about the American Slavery and the Underground Railroad's function and operation in the state of New Jersey and surrounding states. The museum will give you insight and a greater understanding and appreciation - how important a means, a method to seek and find freedom in america.was and still is presently. Help you realize the important role that our ancestors - history plays as a guide to understanding the present and possibly predicting the future. Help you visualize the vicious brutalities that African who were enslaved, suffered and died during those years of enslavement in the United States of America. Demonstrate how strong willed and determined people were to live - to be free men ( freedom for themselves, their children and the children to come in the future) and have all of the rights and benefits as freemen. Show the strength, resolve and creativity of a people who were made slaves - through words, graphics and sculptures and other presentation materials. We hopefully will motivated, educate and inspire individuals - our young citizens who are confronted with contemporary forms of slavery such as illiteracy, addiction, hopelessness and false imprisonment, to seek additional information and knowledge.

Our goals are to - Acquaint visitors with the stories about the American Slavery and the Underground Railroad's function and operation in the state of New Jersey and surrounding states. The museum will give you insight and a greater understanding and appreciation - how important a means, a method to seek and find freedom in america.was and still is presently. Help you realize the important role that our ancestors - history plays as a guide to understanding the present and possibly predicting the future. Help you visualize the vicious brutalities that African who were enslaved, suffered and died during those years of enslavement in the United States of America. Demonstrate how strong willed and determined people were to live - to be free men ( freedom for themselves, their children and the children to come in the future) and have all of the rights and benefits as freemen. Show the strength, resolve and creativity of a people who were made slaves - through words, graphics and sculptures and other presentation materials. We hopefully will motivated, educate and inspire individuals - our young citizens who are confronted with contemporary forms of slavery such as illiteracy, addiction, hopelessness and false imprisonment, to seek additional information and knowledge.

Mission: The Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County New Jersey is non profit business charitable organization. The museum is dedicated to keeping American History alive - connecting the past to the present. Through the acquisition and presentation of historical artifacts and materials, while giving voice to history through creative expression in art, music and the spoken word. Louise Calloway - Founder and Executive Director

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IFC Films

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A tribute to monumental women

A tribute to monumental women

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Pain and terror: America remembers its past

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Art of history: Preserving African American dioramas

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A historical reckoning for the global slave trade

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What is Juneteenth?

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We look at where the holiday of Juneteenth came from and why it's still a mystery to so many people.

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803 Smithville Road
Mount Holly, NJ
08060

Opening Hours

Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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A MUST SEE EXHIBIT FEB. 1 -MAR 22 .2020 "DON'T LABEL ME AFRICAN AMERICAN ART REIMAGINED. WATCH THIS SPOT, MORE IMAGES TO FOLLOW. WILLINGBORO NJ'S OWN LAVETT BALLARD. BERNARD COLLINS, JAMES DUPREE, KHALILAH SABREE
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In building our next exhibit, we need your help! If you or someone you know attended School No. 2 or the Manual Training & Industrial School in Bordentown - please have them reach out to us! [email protected] or [email protected]. Sponsored by the Bordentown Historical Society.
The Bordentown Historical Society of NJ needs your help! If you or someone you know attended School No. 2 or the Manual Training & Industrial School in Bordentown - please have them reach out to us! Please contact Leah at [email protected] or 609-937-1572.