Kennett Underground Railroad Center at the History Station

The Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC) examines the role of Kennett area individuals – both black and white – in the Underground Railroad during the years leading up to the Civil War.

With its focus on an extraordinary aspect of regional history, KURC is truly a community endeavor. Put together by an all-volunteer, grassroots organization – a group of people who recognized the richness of this aspect of local history – the exhibit’s goals are simple: to highlight the brave travelers and conductors on southern Chester County’s Underground Railroad. It is the remarkable courage and determination of local citizens that allowed slaves to journey to freedom in the north.

Much work continues to be done to tell the full story of the local Underground Railroad, but here you will find a wealth of information about this unique period of America’s history.

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