Black Heritage Workshop Saturday Participants will be able to learn about the history and archaeology of the town historic Black cemeteries and conserve the grave markers associated with Reverend Josiah Henson and the Dawn Settlement residents.
A $15 participation fee will include refreshments and lunch. The event will take place at burberry earmuffs the Uncle Tom Cabin Historic Site, located at 29251 Uncle Tom Road, pink burberry just outside of Dresden in Chatham Kent. The historic site is operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust and was opened to commemorate the life of Josiah Henson, a former slave. He escaped to Canada via the Underground Railroad and rose to international fame after Harriet Beecher Stowe acknowledged his memoirs as a source for her novel, Uncle Tom Cabin. Settling in southwestern Ontario, Henson worked to improve life for the Black community and helped to establish the Dawn Settlement.
This two hundred acre development in burberry uk online sale Dawn Township was established for fugitives from slavery outlet burberry orlando and operated as a self sufficient community. Henson would go on to become an internationally recognized abolitionist, preacher, and a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
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