September 23 & 24 8:00 AM – 7:00 pm FREE | RSVP Required

Please join contributing authors to the Sailing to Freedom volume, our keynote speaker, Fergus M. Bordewich, and other historians for a conference that examines the historical record and recent research about the maritime Underground Railroad.

The assembled scholars and historians will share their various views and expertise about the experiences of freedom seekers and those who assisted their escape from enslavement through the maritime Underground Railroad. The conference is presented in partnership by the New Bedford Historical Society, the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Presentations and lectures will be held on September 23 with September 24 reserved for visiting Underground Railroad sites in New Bedford. The conference is free and open to the public.

Explore the Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad rotating exhibition at the New Bedford Whaling Museum until Sunday, November 20, 2022.

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