Photo by Judy Sweets
Underground Railroad Museum proposal in Lawrence
Friday, March 10, 2006
The Underground Railroad Association of Douglas County, Kansas propose to
transform the existing Grover Barn/Fire Station #4 in Lawrence Kansas,
into The Grover Barn Underground Railroad Interpretive Center/Abolition
The museum will house the Underground Railroad history of this
structure and the Kansas Underground Railroad as well as educate
schoolchildren, tourists, historical researchers and others about the
broader issue of the continuing struggle for freedom.
This vision for use
of the barn is inspired by the fact that historically the barn was a major
station on the Underground Railroad soon after it was built in 1857-58 by
abolitionist, Joel Grover.
For more information, please
contact the Friends of Grover Barn
see the proposal online at City of Lawrence website
Group aims to honor Underground Railroad site
Proposals for fire station redevelopment include museum preserving barnís
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Click to read the Lawrence
Journal World article
site in Lawrence!
Archaeologists in Topeka, and
Lawrence, Kansas, working with the Underground Railroad Association of
Douglas County Kansas, have uncovered what may be the foundation of the
long-lost home of Underground Railroad operator Dr. John Doy.
Click to read
the Washington Times article!
Photos and further story about the dig