Our 10th Annual Underground Railroad Days was fun, interesting, educational, and historical with something for everyone. Vandalia expanded their offerings to include a Gospel Fest on Saturday night that was well attended with wonderful talent. Over 200 were under and outside the tent for the Sunday morning community church service. The soul food dinner sold out, and kids of all ages were entertained with family events. Kentucky Raid guided tours were full. Hundreds toured the Bonine House, Carriage House and Bogue House, meeting Mary Charlotte Bonine, and loving her stories of growing up in the Bonine House. Larry Collins demonstrated his fantastic woodburning portraits outside on the lawn. The 102nd Colored Troops living history encampment were a highlight as always. Visitors enjoyed watching a blacksmith and spinner as well as talking to a Michigan frontiersman, while listening to various musical acts in the "Ramptown Cabin." Presentations in the Youth Center were well attended, and Von Washington's "Opening Night" play drew an appreciative audience.
URSCC thanks Michigan Humanities Council for their support of Underground Railroad Days. See you next year--second weekend in July!
Our 10th Annual Underground Railroad Days 2019