Join us for the first presentation of our 2022 spring lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: The Lathrop House was one of many locations that were scattered throughout the state of Ohio where men, women, and children fleeing slavery found shelter and safety. Currently, it is the only Underground Railroad site in Northwest Ohio open to the public. In our first presentation of our Spring 2022 Lecture Series, join Dr. Janet Rozick, a volunteer with Heritage Sylvania at the Lathrop House, to learn more about the inspiring history of the Underground Railroad and the pivotal role Northwest Ohio played as one of the last stops before Canada and freedom.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Janet Rozick works as an Associate Professor at American Public University. She also volunteers her time with Heritage Sylvania at the Lathrop House, a non-profit education and history center whose mission is to preserve and celebrate Sylvania’s past by placing local history in a national context. Dr. Rozick earned her B.A. in History from Heidelberg College, an M.A. in History from Bowling Green State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. She has held academic positions at Washtenaw Community College, the University of Toledo, Lourdes University, Bowling Green State University, and Heidelberg University. Professionally, she has held positions at the Hayes Presidential Center, Wood County Historical Society, the Metroparks, and at Maumee Valley Historical Society. Her research focus includes the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, the Underground Railroad in Northwest Ohio, and the environmental conservation and preservation movements.
This lecture is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted.
Sign up online or call 419.214.5000 ext. 200.