Mon, Oct 11 | Jackson

DeLand Point Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

DeLand Point Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

Time & Location

Oct 11, 1:00 PM
Jackson, 107 W Franklin St, Jackson, MI 49201, USA

About the Event

Join us for our FIRST County Historical Marker dedication ceremony, where will unveil our debut marker, “DeLand Point: A Humanitarian Hub,” on Monday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m., at “DeLand Point,” a Habitat for Humanity housing development on the southwest corner of Mechanic and Franklin streets.

Everyone is invited to this outdoor event, which will occur rain or shine. Wendy Clow, executive director of the Greater Habitat for Humanity; Maurice Imhoff, President of JCMHS, and JCMHS Board Member Linda Hass will talk briefly about their organizations and the historical significance of the site. In the mid-1800s, the Mechanic and Franklin street intersection was a hub for the Underground Railroad, a secret system in which freedom seekers and helpers collaborated in resisting slavery. Among those assisting at that time were the DeLand family, who resided on the northeast corner of the intersection.

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