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February 13, 2016
Black History Month Documentary Film Festival

The Grey Roots Museum & Archives will be hosting films during Black History Month

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February 15, 2016
Fun Family Day Activites

Join us on Family Day for fun activities for all ages

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February 15, 2016
Heritage Week at the Cabin

As part of Black History Month and Heritage Week celebrations, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site will hold special hours during the week

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February 18, 2016
Black History Month Soul Food Lunch, Learn and Laughs

Join the staff from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site at Bella's Café for a special soul food luncheon

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February 20, 2016
“Who Dunnit?”

Buxton’s Next Generation and the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum invite you to share Black History Month with them with a special presentation

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February 26, 2016
Black History Educators Workshop

Hosted by Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, this workshop is designed to provide educators with the tools and resources to help them incorporate Black history into a more inclusive curriculum

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March 06, 2016
Black History Month Celebration

Come to a special Black History Month celebration at the Campbell AME Church

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March 15, 2016
Almost Forgotten: Black History in Oxford County

Join us for a special evening to learn about Oxford County’s Black heritage. Special guest Heather Rennalls will share her research

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Welcome to Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site!

Visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and discover how Josiah Henson’s dramatic experiences made him one of the most famous Canadians of his day ...

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School groups visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site each year, where they can gain an understanding of the Underground Railroad movement through a variety of interactive, exciting and thought-provoking educational programs for students, designed in consultation with Ontario curriculum guidelines ...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site commemorates the life of Rev. Josiah Henson (1796-1883). Recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and his work in the Underground Railroad, Henson rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Henson's dramatic experiences in slavery and his abolitionist work in Canada helped make him renowned throughout the world.

Explore the fascinating Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and learn about the unique heritage of Ontario’s Black community.

Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
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