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Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering

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Michigan History Center

702 West Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48915

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The Michigan History Center and the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission will host a gathering for individuals, organizations and communities interested in developing better ways to promote our statewide Underground Railroad heritage. The goal is to create a regional collaboration effort, including the beginnings of a statewide network aimed at initiating and sustaining conversations and synergies. We hope this will lead to more information sharing, collaborative projects, joint grants and a host of other benefits, including opportunities related to heritage tourism and economic development.

The day will be aimed at networking, information sharing, and developing our next steps. Join us and become part of the conversation!

Schedule at a Glance

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Check-in and Coffee
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Creating an Underground Railroad Collaborative Keynote. Guest speakers include Roy Finkenbine, Chair of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission, Deanda Johnson from the NPS Network to Freedom and Greg Roberts, director of the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor.
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch, Networking, and Poster Sessions. Lunch will be catered box lunches, paid for with $10 registration fee.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Afternoon Discussion Groups. Facilitators to lead small group discussions on topics related to building a statewide Underground Railroad Collaborative. Groups will have the opportunity to report back to the whole group at the end of the day.

Poster Sessions

Individuals and organizations are invited to bring literature, displays, and other information for the lunchtime poster sessions. (Please note that the sale of items is prohibited per State of Michigan policy.) For additional information or to reserve a free 6' table and 2 chairs, please email Tobi Voigt at voigtt@michigan.gov.

We will also provide a table for literature such as brochures and flyers. You are welcome to bring any materials with you to leave at the table for attendees.

Registration

You may secure your registration here, and we will follow up with a brief online form to collect your personal and/or organizational information, lunch preferences, poster session table reservation, and other important information.

Detailed information on the gathering is available at the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission website.

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Michigan History Center

702 West Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48915

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