Racine County and the Underground Railroad
Come and discover Racine's role in the underground railroad.
As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Professional Women's Network for Service, Racine Heritage Museum is committed to the ongoing research, documentation, identification and dissemination of information detailing the Underground Railroad movement and abolitionist politics. Our exhibits, educational-outreach programming, and site identification and documentation are carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program of the National Park Service.
In 2002, Racine Heritage Museum was identified as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Facility by the National Park Service. Our award-winning exhibit, "Racine Protests Slavery", is a major attraction at the museum.
In 2003, a monument commemorating Joshua Glover's aided escape from U S Marshals and a return to slavery was installed in Monument Square.
Visit the Friends of the Museum page to see about the Underground Railroad Maritime Memorial Walkway: The Professional Women's Network for Service (PWNS) launches brick campaign to commemorate and revitalize racine's role in the pre-civil war freedom movement.