Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Return to Woodlawn

Last Sunday Dan and I returned to the park that had the Underground Railroad trail.  See this earlier post about that.

We wanted to visit the buildings that weren't open when we were there on a week day.  Alas, we were disappointed to learn that the house is not open at all.  What is open is the magnificent barn which now houses a museum on the Quakers and slavery in this part of Maryland.

The barn is the only one like it in Maryland.

Here's a model of it.

Different exhibits explained its construction.

The inside walls were whitewashed.

Other exhibits told stories of slaves and the Underground Railroad.

Still other exhibits focused on the Quakers.

It is a magnificent building with now an interesting and important message about our history.