Underground Railroad Society

of Cass County, Michigan


URSCC Mission

The mission of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (URSCC) is to provide a focal point for exploration into the origins and activities of the Underground Railroad; the unique role the people of Cass County and the surrounding region played throughout its existence, and how it impacted local, state and national history.


A Beautiful Christmas at the Bonine House

Click here to go to the Bonine House Christmas 2014
Enjoy photo galleries of the various rooms and a video!

“Sam Adams Team Wins State Championship”

Angling Elementary (Portage, MI) Wax Museum

Portage Angling Elementary 4th grade presented their "Cass County and Beyond" Wax Museum on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2014. 

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Happy New Year!

​We wish you a healthy, interesting, fulfilling new year.  Bonine House is closed for the season, but will re-open for tours in May.​

Check here periodically for updates.  if you're a URSCC member, you'll hear from us via email; if you would like to become a member,​​ go to our Join/Donate page.  

All the best, URSCC


Preserve and restore the James E. Bonine House and Carriage House as outstanding examples of Victorian domestic architecture.

Create a museum, learning center and community meeting house as the focal point for understanding the role Quaker, African-American and other abolitionist groups played in the Underground Railroad.

Create a cultural tourism destination for Underground Railroad enthusiasts that will bring visitors and tourism dollars into the community.

James E. Bonine House Corner of M-60 and Penn Rd., Vandalia, MI  49095 

​James E Bonine Carriage House M-60 and Calvin Center Road,across M-60 from Bonine House.  (Photo is from the back of the building.)


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                                 5th Annual UGRR Days a Great Success!

Sam Adams Elementary School (Cassopolis, MI) Wax Museum

Sam Adams Elementary School presented their Wax Museum at the Bonine House.