Underground Railroad Association

The Underground Railroad Association of Douglas County Kansas
is a Non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation, 
preservation, and public awareness of Underground Railroad 
sites and environments in Douglas County.

                                                                                       Photo by Judy Sweets

Underground Railroad Museum proposal in Lawrence
Friday, March 10, 2006

The Underground Railroad Association of Douglas County, Kansas propose to transform the existing Grover Barn/Fire Station #4 in Lawrence Kansas, into The Grover Barn Underground Railroad Interpretive Center/Abolition Museum.

The museum will house the Underground Railroad history of this structure and the Kansas Underground Railroad as well as educate schoolchildren, tourists, historical researchers and others about the broader issue of the continuing struggle for freedom.

This vision for use of the barn is inspired by the fact that historically the barn was a major station on the Underground Railroad soon after it was built in 1857-58 by abolitionist, Joel Grover.

For more information, please contact the Friends of Grover Barn

Click to see the proposal online at City of Lawrence website

Group aims to honor Underground Railroad site

Proposals for fire station redevelopment include museum preserving barnís history
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Click to read the Lawrence Journal World article

Historic archaeological site in Lawrence!
Archaeologists in Topeka, and Lawrence, Kansas, working with the Underground Railroad Association of Douglas County Kansas, have uncovered what may be the foundation of the long-lost home of Underground Railroad operator Dr. John Doy.

Click to read the Washington Times article!

Photos and further story about the dig coming soon!

Brits Visit Historical Doy Homesite
(The Lawrence Journal-World) Family traces roots to Lawrence abolitionist (Dr. John Doy).



  June 11, 2006.

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