A series of public lectures in west central Illinois begins tomorrow night at the Kinderhook Lodge in Barry. The series will discuss the Underground Railroad, Civil War military service, emancipation and safe havens, like the nearby historic town of New Philadelphia.
The series is titled Many Roads to Freedom and is sponsored by the New Philadelphia Association, the Illinois State Museum and Sprague’s Kinderhook Lodge. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night this month and admission is free.
Claire Fuller Martin, a Research Associate with the Illinois State Museum, gives more details: