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Rochester's Underground Railroad

Rochester's Underground Railroad

Exhibit Workshop (Docent-Led)

Follow the North Star on a journey from slavery, to the doors of abolitionists, and on to freedom during this Underground Railroad Immersion Experience in our Flight to Freedom exhibition. This tour focuses on the decisions and risks taken along the way. The experience highlights famous abolitionists who called Rochester home and discusses the key people, events that precipitated the Civil War, and our city’s position during this pivotal period of American history. Interactive exhibit components and a role-playing activity in the “Doors to Rochester” engage students from start to finish.

*Tour is differentiated by grade levels

**In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit

Explore our virtual Rochester's Underground Railroad field trip program

Subjects: Social Studies
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials:

 


NYS Standards:
  • 4.5a There were slaves in New York State. People worked to fight against slavery and for change.

  • 7.2e Over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, slavery grew in the colonies. Enslaved Africans utilized a variety of strategies to both survive and resist their conditions.

  • 7.7b Enslaved African Americans resisted slavery in various ways in the 19th century. The abolitionist movement also worked to raise awareness of and generate resistance to the institution of slavery.



Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/15/2020
End Date: 06/18/2021
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 8
Maximum Attendence: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: $8 per person; PLUS: $3.00 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
Minimum Student Charge: $15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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