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Field Trip to the Josiah Henson Museum & Park

  • October 08, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • 1410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda

The Peace & Social Justice Committee (P&SJ) is sponsoring a field trip to the recently opened Josiah Henson Museum and Park at 2:00  p.m. on Sunday, October 8, at 11410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda. There are a couple of handicapped parking spaces at the museum; otherwise, parking is only available at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center, 1.5 blocks away at 5900 Executive Boulevard. There is an entrance fee of $5 per adult and $4 for children and seniors. Children 5 and under are free. P&SJ will cover the entrance fee.

  • The Josiah Henson Museum & Park tells the story about the life and challenges of Reverend Josiah Henson, enslavement in Maryland, and the ongoing struggles of racial equality and justice. Join us to experience interactive audio and visual presentations. explore the park, and engage in personal or group reflection. You can visit archaeology sites throughout the grounds.
  • Josiah Henson Museum & Park is the former plantation property of Isaac Riley where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. This park is a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance because of its association with Reverend Henson, whose 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The park contains the historic Riley/Bolten House (1800-1815) and its attached log kitchen (1850-51). Ongoing archaeological excavations seek to find where Josiah Henson may have lived on the site. The Josiah Henson Museum & Park is part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

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