Niagara University Opens New Museum Exhibit on the Underground Railroad

The Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York, opened a new exhibit this past week on the Underground Railroad in the Greater Niagara community. The exhibit, entitled Freedom Crossing, tells the story of how local residents helped thousands of escaped slaves cross the international border into Canada. Harriet Tubman is known to have escorted escaped slaves across the river at Niagara Falls.

The exhibit includes photographs, artifacts, artwork, and maps of key sites of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara Falls area. The exhibit is open seven days a week and is free of charge.