Historical events converge this week; families can participate
Conner Prairie Underground Railroad tour

Historical events converge this week; families can participate

There is no better time than the week we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to embrace teachable moments with kids about slavery—no more so than at the Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC.

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Time-traveling back in history at Conner Prairie IN
Conner Prairie Underground Railroad tour

Time-traveling back in history at Conner Prairie IN

Here at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, the terrific living history museum outside Indianapolis, a Smithsonian affiliate that focuses on 19th-century Indiana, the journey takes us 90 minutes, starting with our escape from an owner who plans to sell us “back South.”

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Re-living slavery and the Underground Railroad at Conner Prairie
Mrs. Ward explaining the slave history at Conner Prairie

Re-living slavery and the Underground Railroad at Conner Prairie

Here at the only Living History museum in the Midwest, kids can explore Prairie Town of 1836 where they take on the role of gardener or criminal or deputy and interact with the townspeople, running errands, sweeping floors, doing laundry, helping in the garden, cooking .

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