2021 CHESTER COUNTY TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS SUMMER SERIES
WALKING IN HARRIET TUBMAN'S FOOTSTEPS
In its twenty-seventh year, the Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks Summer Series takes place in June, July and August 2021.
Join us this summer to explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings during the annual Town Tours and Village Walks program. Chester County’s founding in the Quaker principles of tolerance and necessary civil disobedience, coupled with the boundary dispute with Maryland and the drawing of the fateful Mason and Dixon Line, established our community as a leader in this country’s struggle to end the horrors of slavery and truly recognize that all people are created equal. This summer, you are invited to visit the historic sites in our county where this national struggle has a local voice. This summer, we will be offering “Live at Five” virtual programs with limited walking tours, self-guided tours, and suggested walking and driving tours.
In this virtual program, Ken Johnston will share his inspirational Christmas Eve walk following the footsteps of fugitive slaves from the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Cambridge, Maryland across the line to freedom in Kennett Square, PA. Like a battlefield, the events that took place on this ground and the people who participated in them are long gone. Like a battlefield, the fight was for freedom and the risks were life and death. And, like the secret network that the national monument commemorates, the history here may not be immediately obvious. Although much has changed, many of the landscapes and waterways that Harriet Tubman navigated and used for sanctuary on her Underground Railroad missions have changed little from her time.
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