International Underground Railroad Month - September 2021

September is International Underground Railroad Month in Kansas and Missouri, and among indigenous peoples in Kansas, thanks to the proclamations of the Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas, Governor Mike Parson of Missouri, and the council of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas.

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) can help you explore the important stories of the underground railroad in Kansas and Missouri via tours on FFNHA APP and video profiles of underground railroad sites on FFNHA YouTube channel. Download the Freedom’s Frontier APP to your mobile phone at the Google Play Store or the Apple APP Store.

At the National Park Service website you can find out what other states have recognized International Underground Railroad month and learn more about historical sites that are part of the “Network to Freedom”, including the Quindaro Overlook and Township Ruins (Kansas City, KS), Old Quindaro Museum and Information Center (Kansas City, KS), Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum (Kansas City, KS), Constitutional Hall (Topeka, KS), John and Mary Ritchie House (Topeka, KS), John Armstrong House (Topeka, KS), Owens House (Topeka, KS), Planters Hotel Site (Leavenworth, KS), Underground Railroad in Douglas County KS, Watkins Museum of History (Lawrence, KS), Dr. John Doy House (archeological ruins) (Lawrence, KS), Joseph Gardner Cabin Site (Lawrence, KS), African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy (Marla’s Quilts) (Lawrence, KS), Grover Barn (Lawrence, KS), Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum (Lawrence, KS), John E. Stewart Property (Lawrence, KS), Wabaunsee Cemetery (Wabaunsee, KS), Captain William Mitchell Farm (Wamego, KS), Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie (Wamego, KS), Fort Scott National Historic Site (Fort Scott, KS), Henry and Ann Harvey Farm (Harveyville, KS), Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site (Butler, MO), and Robert A. Brown House (Harrisonville, MO).


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