We welcome back, David Connon, an Iowa Humanities speaker on Sunday, August 18 at 2 p.m. His program will feature Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, the founder of the city of Grinnell Iowa and Grinnell College, he was also an abolitionist. It is a story of racism, noble actions, and will highlight abolitionist John Brown’s visit to Grinnell and Grinnell’s first riot over the presence of fugitive slaves in the public schools. The program will be in the Big Red Barn on the premises. The program is presented free of charge however, if you wish to tour the Hitchcock House, the fee is $5 for 9th grade students through adult. Free refreshments will be available.
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