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New Escape to Freedom program is Feb. 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
POSTED: 01/27/2010
The event is called Escape to Freedom - Stories of the Underground Railroad and is for ages six and older accompanied by a parent or guardian. An interpreter will share the dangerous journey of Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave. Shirley Johnson, the award-winning creator of the acclaimed program "Triumph of the Spirit" will reveal secrets of the Underground Railroad. Park Naturalist Molly Postlewait will complement the story with excerpts from her original "Lamp of Freedom" presentation, which highlights local perspectives on the struggle for freedom. Participants will also discover hiding places during a hike through the woods and design a symbol of freedom to take home. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "history" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

This program will begin at 1 p.m. at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. The cost for one two-hour event is $7 per person including adults for Johnson County residents or $8 per person for nonresidents and can be paid on-site. Because space is limited, reservations are required for this program and can be made by calling (913) 764-7759.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For updated program listings, see the District's website at

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