Underground Railroad Society of Cass County, MI

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Underground Railroad Society of Cass County
CFC Number: 
72265
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The mission of The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County Michigan is to research and educate about this important part of our history. (Image: Logo of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County_ (CFC # added) We're fulfilling our mission by restoring three local Underground Railroad stations--- the James E. Bonine House, Bonine Carriage House and the Stephen Bogue House. (Image: Photos of the James E. Bonine House, Bonine Carriage House and Stephen Bogue House) A driving tour highlights 19 UGRR sites around Vandalia. (Image: Flyer containing the 19-site driving tour ) The Bonine House Research Library showcases local Underground Railroad history. (Image: Research Library on the second floor of the Bonine House) Our library is on our website urscc.org, along with powerpoints that tell our story of cooperation between the races that has great power to inspire young and old. (Image: Title of the website of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County) Annual events are: a student Wax Museum , (Image: Ms. Struble’s Sam Adams School 5th grade class as Underground Railroad wax museum in front of the Bonine House, April 2019) Underground Railroad Days, (Image: Poster for 2019 Underground Railroad Days) and Christmas at the Bonine House. (Image: Dining room at the Bonine House decorated for Christmas) Funds to purchase the Bonine House and Carriage House were loaned by David Leach, FAA Aviation Security Specialist. David passed away in 2009, but his legacy lives on. We appreciate CFC and your support. Thank you. (Image: Photo of David Leach at his desk c. 2008)