April 28: Underground Railroad Tour

The State of New York and Long Island, in particular, have a history of involvement in the Underground Railroad which was a route to aid runaway slaves from the South to safety in the North during the 1700’s-1800’s. There were stops on the Underground Railroad on Long Island in Nassau County that were connected to Quaker communities of Wantagh, Jericho and Bethpage. One of our Young Historians, Justin Ellis, has prepared a historic narrative based on his research to be used on our tour this month. We will be visiting the houses on Old Jericho Turnpike starting with Malcolm House.  And, will also visit the Elias Hicks House and the Old Quaker Church and Cemetery. History and folk law will be discussed. Time permitting, we will end at the Old Jericho Cider Mill for refreshments.

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