View the Temporary Exhibit: March 2022 – June 16, 2022
Northwest Ohio played an important role in the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 60s. Given its proximity to the Michigan border and distance from more heavily populated areas, Sylvania saw many such freedom seekers pass through its boundaries. The Lathrop House is thought to be one of such stops in a complex system that connected an estimated 80,000 people to a road towards freedom.
What role did Northwest Ohio play in the Underground Railroad? How were the Great Lakes used as a route to freedom?
Together, in partnership with Heritage Sylvania, we are further exploring these questions and more by taking a closer look at written records and artifacts which highlight the inspiring history of the Underground Railroad and the pivotal role Toledo, Sylvania, and all of Northwest Ohio played as one of the last stops before the Great Lakes, Canada, and freedom.
Exhibit admission is free for members and included with any museum admission purchase. The temporary exhibit will be open during regular museum hours—from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. Individuals can purchase same-day tickets at the door or online in advance here.