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Freedom Trail Festival Set for Sept. 18

The history of the Underground Railroad will be celebrated during the 11th annual Freedom Trail Festival. This free event is Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Niagara Falls Public Library – Main Branch, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls.

“The Underground Railroad played an important role in the history of our region,” said David Blackburn, festival organizer. “At this year’s Freedom Trail Festival, art and history combine with music, poetry and dramatic recreations to carry on the legacy of the Underground Railroad in a modern day setting.”

Festival attendees will be reminded of the region’s Underground Railroad history through music, poetry, historical reenactments by local theatre groups and displays by area authors. There will be age appropriate events and activities for all members of the family, including Hoops for History contest where participants can win back to school items for answering Underground Railroad questions and shooting free throws. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is made possible, in part, with funds from the Arts Niagara Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Tonawandas’ Council on the Arts/Carnegie Art Center. Other sponsors for this year’s Freedom Trail Festival include Niagara University Office of Multicultural & International Student Affairs, Niagara Falls Main Street Business & Professional Association, Peace Queen Edutainment, Big Bee Advertisement and db ink marketing.

For more information, please call at 716-286-8405 or email freedomtrailfestival@gmail.com.


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