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Journey on the Underground Railroad

December 6, 2017 

Education programs for school groups and visitors to the Jackson Homestead teach more about the Underground Railroad and the risks taken by freedom seekers and abolitionists who helped them.

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Freed from the Frame: Beyond the Childhood Portrait

July 27, 2017 

In the exhibit Freed from the Frame: Beyond the Childhood Portrait, Historic Newton displays six portraits from our collection and also follows the lives of the children into adulthood. Research into each child’s life paints a more complete portrait than what you see inside the frame. The exhibit is now on display at the Jackson Homestead and Museum.

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