Archive for June 1, 2013

‘Tales of the Underground Railroad’ in Franklin, June 15

Johnson County Museum of History

Johnson County Museum of History. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Ange Albsmeyer
Johnson County Museum

Stories of the Underground Railroad come alive in the one-woman presentation “Freedom Is My Home,” Saturday June 15th at 2pm at the Johnson County Museum in downtown Franklin. Storyteller Charlotte Battin portrays a Quaker woman who acts as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, providing a safe haven for slaves escaping to freedom.

The program presents compelling and dramatic stories of daring escapes in the years prior and during the Civil War, and of friendships born in the course of helping runaway slaves. “Freedom Is My Home” is co-sponsored by the Johnson County Public Library.  The program is free of charge. All ages are welcome; youngsters can earn 50 Summer Reading Points by attending the program.

The Johnson County Museum is located at 135 North Main Street in downtown Franklin, Indiana. The museum is fully accessible, and offers free on-site parking. For further information, please visit our website at or call 317-346-4500.