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An Invitation to Tour Rokeby Museum: Please Express Your Interest by September 13

An Invitation to Tour Rokeby Museum: Please Express Your Interest by September 13

Dear Friends:

Recently, Mickie (my wife) and I made a pilgrimage to Rokeby Museum, in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. You may recognize the name as the #1 site on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail list. We are planning another trip on behalf of Focus On Racial Equality (FORE), tentatively set for October 6, with a tour at 11:00 AM. All who may be interested in participating are asked to contact me at no later than September 13.

For those based in the Randolph area, we are considering car-pool arrangements. Those traveling from other parts of the state will be asked to meet us at Rokeby Museum.

As explained on the museum’s website, “Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience.” As part of our trip, we took a guided tour of the Robinson family homestead, the property on which the museum is located. The Robinson family were Quakers, and the generation that lived there during pre-Civil War days were abolitionists.

Additionally, we met with the director, Catherine Wood Brooks, who expressed her desire for a follow-up visit and indicated that a group a luncheon and speaker could possibly be arranged.

Rokeby Museum will close for the winter in late October. So, if the October 6 is not good, but you would like to see the museum anyway, let me know. It may be possible to arrange an alternate date.

Thanks for your interest!

Neil Richardson, Member | FORE

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