A History of Slavery along the St. Lawrence - Ontario Heritage Trust

A History of Slavery along the St. Lawrence

February 22, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Join us as we explore the connection of this region of Ontario to the history of slavery in North America.  With information on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and a brief history of slavery in Canada and the United States, you will gain an understanding of the magnitude of this tragic institution. The story most importantly gives a voice to those who were enslaved.

Together, we'll journey through time to discover the harrowing experiences of the thousands of enslaved men, women and children who fought for freedom in courts, fled from enslavement on the Underground Railroad (routes that crossed through Quebec and eastern Ontario), and eventually settled in Ontario.  An environment of learning and openness, this presentation provides an excellent opportunity to ask questions and get answers or discover more resources for further learning.

Presented by: Jennifer DeBruin – author, entrepreneur, speaker

Admission is $5 per person and includes light refreshments.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information:

Contact: Leisa Purdon Bell
Telephone: 613-283-6311
Email: heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca
Website: www.facebook.com/HeritageHouseMuseum

Location:

Heritage House Museum
11 Old Slys Road
Smiths Falls, Ontario

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