3rd Annual Underground Railroad Summer Camp

Campers from the first Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Camp 2022

As the only African American incorporated municipality above the Mason-Dixon Line, Lawnside, N.J., was a haven to people of African descent since colonial times.  This third summer Underground Railroad Camp […]

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2nd UGRR Camp Follows Paths to Freedom

UGRR Camper holds up a drawing of the Chapel

The Lawnside Historical Society presented its second summer Underground Railroad Camp June 26 to 30 at the Peter Mott House, with the theme “Pathways to Freedom.” Campers shared what they already knew […]

UGRR Sites to be Spotlighted at local NJ Conference

Fun & Fury

The Society will coordinate a panel called “Shining a Light on N.J. Underground Railroad Sites” at the 2023 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference: FUN AND FURY, from June 12-13, 2023.

Knowledge of our Heritage is Empowering

Campers from the first Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Camp 2022

“We can’t change our history but we must face it and learn from it.” Jacqueline MIller Bentley repeated that theme from June 27 to July 1 to 16 fifth through seventh graders at the first Underground Railroad Camp at the Peter Mott House in Lawnside. The Lawnside Historical Society, which owns the house, has dreamed of a camp almost since its founding in 1990. The multiracial group of children bonded and created new friendships as summer campers often do.

Underground Railroad Youth Camp 2022

Camp Counelors running with children across a field

Be sure to sign up your kids for the first annual Underground Railroad Youth Camp where campers will learn about the unique history of Lawnside, NJ. Applications open now thru May 20th. Register here online.

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