Events and Programs

Heroes of the Underground Railroad


Come watch the incredible story of brave men and women who dared to escape slavery, and the people who helped along the way come to life through the performers of Bright Star Touring Theatre on Tuesday, January 22, at 7pm. The national professional touring theatre company has receive nation-wide acclaim for the show. Heroes of the Underground Railroad is an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry ‘Box’ Brown, John Parker and Frederick Douglass are just some of the figures brought to life within this 45-minute show. The play sheds light on everything from secret messages along the routes to music from the period. Heroes of the Underground Railroad seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.

The performance is family friendly, and everyone is welcome!  This program is made possible by the support of the Whitcomb House Trust.