“Living Free – One Family’s Life after Slavery” Opens April 27, 2019


“Living Free — One Family’s Life after Slavery” Opens April 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce the opening of “Living Free — One Family’s Life after Slavery.” Cornelius Ridley left the plantation in Virginia where he was born, risking his life in the escape to freedom. Most stories we hear of travelers on the Underground Railroad end in recapture or arrival in a Free State. But for those attaining freedom, arrival was just the beginning. The Media Historical Society’s special exhibit gives us a glimpse into what happened next for Cornelius Ridley and his family.

The exhibit opens on April 27, 2019, (from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, at the Minshall House) in conjunction with “Spirit of Our Ancestors Day” being celebrated on 1 to 4 at Providence Friends Meeting, just across Providence Road.

“Living Free — One Family’s Life after Slavery” will continue at the Minshall House from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019

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