La Porte County Historical Society Honors Black History Month with Underground Railroad Program

By: La Porte County Historical Society Last Updated: February 25, 2015

URRThe La Porte County Historical Society will be honoring Black History Month with a program about the Underground Railroad in La Porte County. Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian, will make this presentation in the Museum meeting room on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

The talk will be illustrated with the showing of photographs, sketches and maps of places believed to have been a part of the operation to assist black slaves to reach safe havens in Free states and Canada.

There may have been two major routes through La Porte County with “conductors” providing assistance to various “stations” along the way. Information will also be available about some of the Early Black History of La Porte County.

The Museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue (US#35) at the south entrance to La Porte. There is no charge for the program but regular Museum admission fees will apply. Please call first if the weather is questionable as all programs depend on Weather Permitting. Telephone (219) 324-6767 or e-mail info@laportecountyhistory.org.