Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting will offer a program entitled, “The Underground Railroad in South Jersey And Its Importance Today” featuring Linda Shockley, Executive Board President, Lawnside Historical Society. The program will be held Sunday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m., at Medford Quaker Meetinghouse, 14 Union St, Medford, N.J. 08055 and via Zoom.
Oral history identifies Peter Mott as an agent and conductor for the Underground Railroad, working from his home and Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in present day Lawnside. Freedom seekers would continue their journey north via Evesham, Haddonfield, and Pennsauken. The Lawnside Historical Society has restored Mott’s home for use as a museum of the Underground Railroad and the Lawnside community, the only historically African-American incorporated municipality in the northern USA. (www.petermotthouse.org)
People are encouraged to pre-register – whether planning to attend in person or via Zoom. Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting – South Jersey Quakers
For those attending in person, we will follow safe COVID protocols. Children’s activities will be offered during worship (10 AM) and the program. Following the program, we will offer beverages and lite snacks outdoors. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. For any questions, please email Haddonfieldquarterly@yahoo.com.