The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host a free program, “The Underground Railroad in Chester,” on Friday, August 16 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, in Ticonderoga.
Program presenters Donna LaGoy and Laura Seldman are co-authors of The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Town of Chester. The Town of Chester in Warren County was a haven for runaway slaves escaping to Canada along the Underground Railroad.
The authors argue that the town holds at least nine confirmed or suspected sites where fugitives from the law once found shelter.
LaGoy is a former teacher who became the Town of Chester Historian when she retired in 2006. She has been on the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society of the Town of Chester since 1990 and editor of their quarterly newsletter since 2007.
Seldman is a long-time summer visitor to the Chestertown area and a professional photographer with an interest in the history of the area. She was appointed Photo Historian of the Historical Society in 2014.
Refreshments will be served. Reservations are not necessary to attend this free program, but seats may be reserved by calling (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.
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