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The Amherstburg Freedom Museum Celebrates 45 Years!

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The Amherstburg Freedom Museum Celebrates 45 Years!

On Sunday, September 20th, 2020 from 1-3:30pm, the Amherstburg Freedom Museum’s will host an Open House in celebration of its 45th Anniversary.

Join museum supporters for their 45th Anniversary Celebration Open House from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of the museum (277 King Street) which will feature music, refreshments and a special contest. Admission is by donation, and registration for the in-person event is required. For the safety of everyone, masks are mandatory. Decorate your mask and come celebrate! The most creative mask will win a museum prize package!

You can also join the festivities online as they are hosting a virtual event on our Facebook page (@amherstburgfreedom), the morning of September 20th (before the in-person event begins) which will feature performances, interviews and the amazing history of the Museum. There will be an online auction too! Silent auction items will be available to bid on, online from September 14th-28th starting September 14th.

The in-person event will also depend on the weather and whether we are still in stage 3 to maintain the safety of visitors.

Tickets are limited, so register today! Tickets are by donation and registration is required. Tickets for the in-person event are limited.

Admission: Tickets are limited, so register today! Tickets are by donation and pre- registration is required , please visit online to register.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a curated archive that preserves and shares Amherstburg’s stories of the Underground Railroad, and the compassion and solidarity it took to make this network possible. The location of the Museum is key; Amherstburg meant freedom, as the Canadian destination for many Blacks escaping enslavement in the United States. Also included in the museum complex are Nazrey A.M.E. Church – national historic site and stop on the Underground Railroad, and the Taylor Log Cabin – home of George Taylor a formerly enslaved man and his family.

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