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This sandstone house built by Rev. Hitchcock was a stop on the Underground Rail Road

The Hitchcock House is a National Historic Landmark

 

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Today is September 2, 2015

     
 

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Sandstone house built in 1856 by Rev. George Hitchcock. The secret room in the basement was used to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
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Pioneer Skills Festival

 
   Join us on Saturday, May 2 from 1 - 4 p.m., in the Big Red Barn. You will be able to participate in crafts of yesteryear including candle dipping, tin punch, making rope, grinding apples for cider, butter churning and other activities. A great opportunity for learning and a fun day for young folks. Enjoy a family day free to the public. The historic Hitchcock House will be open for tours also with a fee of $5 for those in 9th grade through adult. Children are free.  
 
 

Quote from a former slave:

 
  "I am happy to inform you that I am in Canada, in good health, and have been here several days . . . This country is not what it has been represented to me and others to be. In place of its being cold and barren, it has beautiful, comfortable climate and fertile soil.
. . . I subscribe myself one of the abused of America, but one of the justified and honored of Canada."

- Jackson WHITNEY, upon arrival in Sandwich (near Windsor, Ontario), in a letter to a friend in Kentucky (1859).
 

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