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Underground Railroad Tour to depart from Penn State Berks

The Central Pennsylvania African American Museum is sponsoring an Underground Railroad Tour, which will depart from Penn State Berks on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 9 a.m. The tour lasts a couple of hours and includes a boxed lunch. Ten tickets have been purchased for Penn State Berks students to attend free of charge. Students should register in room 13 of the Perkins Student Center by September 17; tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 4th Annual Underground Railroad Bus Tour will be narrated by Mr. Frank Gilyard, an African American history expert from the museum. It will include visits to historical sites in Berks County, such as Scarlet Mills in Robeson Township near Birdsboro, Hopewell Furnace in Union Township, and the newly-redesigned Central Pennsylvania African American Museum, located in the Historic Old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Reading.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum at 610-371-8713 or visit the museum website.

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