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Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

2024-02-07 18:00:00 2024-02-07 19:00:00 America/Chicago Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Wednesday, February 07
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-07 18:00:00 2024-02-07 19:00:00 America/Chicago Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Join Connie Martin to learn about pre-Civil War quilts, and the secrets they held. Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Join Connie Martin to learn about pre-Civil War quilts, and the secrets they held.

Join Connie Martin as she tells the stories passed down to her great-grandmother Lizzie of how her family survived the antebellum period through trials and tribulations, and how they used quilts that contained hidden codes and secret messages to assist abolitionists–white and Black–to guide enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad to Canada.

During this presentation, Connie shares eighteen different quilt patterns in replica quilts and refers to a book her mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote about their family called Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.

Connie Martin, MA, is a retired teacher and popular veteran fitness instructor. As a Road Scholar, she provides historical education through engaging live presentations to create awareness, growth, and inspiration for Illinois communities.

This event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speaker Bureau.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | High School Students | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Teen | Local History & Genealogy | Adult |

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Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
McKinley Foundation

Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

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Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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UMS Library - UMS Library

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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UMS Library - Library

Canceled
Wed, Mar 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom

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Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Thu, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Leal Elementary School

Fri, Mar 08, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Sat, Mar 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Sun, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 11, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Online

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Brookdale Senior Living

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

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Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

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Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 19, 6:00am - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Urbana High School - UHS library

Wed, Mar 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Zoom

Rescheduled
Thu, Mar 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Wednesday, March 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sat, Mar 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 25, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 26, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 27, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 28, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
UECS

Sat, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium
This event is full

Sat, Mar 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Children's Area

Sun, Mar 31, All day
Urbana Free Library