Annual ‘ROAD TO FREEDOM: An Interactive Underground Railroad Experience’ returns to French Creek Reservation!

Face your fears and test your courage as you Civil War slave ll flee from your captors encountering potential friends and foes along your escape to the north.  This program takes place outdoors along a rugged footpath leading to the Burrell Homestead.  Due to the mature factual and historical content, we recommend that participants be at least 8 years old.  Don’t miss your chance to participate in this unique history-based programming opportunity provided by Lorain County Metro Parks and TrueNorth Cultural Arts!

bh historical markerFIELD TRIP FOR 4TH GRADE & UP – History lesson, survival game activity, trailside reenactment, and visit to Underground Railroad historic site.  Two-hour sessions are still available by request Tuesdays through Thursdays 4/1-4/10.  For details, contact Aimee at (440) 949-5200 x225 or apotonic@metroparks.cc .  FREE for Lorain County students!

FIELD TRIP SESSION FOR HOMESCHOOLERS – A public RTF Field Trip session for individual Homeschoolers, grades 4 & up, on Thursday 4/10, 1-3 pm. Preregister adult and student participants by 4/9 and pay $3 per student at the door.  Participants begin their journey at French Creek Reservation’s Pine Tree Picnic Area Shelter #1.  Bus transportation back to the shelter provided.

PUBLIC EVENING PERFORMANCES – Trailside reenactment and visit to Underground Railroad historic site; duration roughly 1 hour, 15 minutes.  Groups start on the trail at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 pm, beginning at Pine Tree Picnic Area’s Shelter #1.  Bus transportation back to shelter provided.  Preregister for preferred time block and pay $5 per person by 4/10.

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