Fri, Feb 18

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Spring Arbor

Hidden History: Brought to Light - Guest Lecture by Linda Hass and Maurice Imhoff

Hidden History: Brought to Light - Guest Lecture by Linda Hass and Maurice Imhoff

Time & Location

Feb 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Spring Arbor, Spring Arbor, MI 49283, USA

About the Event

Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery is honored to showcase the extensive research and writings of local historian Linda Hass which brings to light Jackson County’s connection with the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movements. Much of this colorful history had been lost, but Hass’ research and collaborations with the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society, Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild, Nancy (Hall) O'Keefe, Ruth Delagrange and Ruth's daughters Elizabeth, Rosa, Hanna, and local artist Brianne Witt help to bring new life to overlooked stories. The exhibition provides a visual guide that highlights noteworthy characters, places, and events in Jackson’s past. Through newly developed portraits, viewers can now see the faces of trailblazers who assisted traveling freedom seekers, launched anti-slavery crusades, and helped spread the message of freedom and equality. Illustrated scenes show escape routes for freedom seekers and success stories in which they established themselves in Jackson by opening their own businesses. Hidden History: Brought to Light is a display that honors the lives of seemingly ordinary people who contributed to Jackson County in extraordinary ways.

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