Published: July 2, 2012
The Salem Historical Society will host Underground Railroad tours using the Quakertown Trolley, above at the home of Joel McMillan, which is one of the stops on the tour. The next tours are July 15, Aug. 10 and 11, Sept. 22 and 30, and Oct. 13 and 27. The cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Call 330-337-3035. The tours will start at the Salem Historical Society, 208 South Broadway Ave., and Jeanne Martinelli will discuss Salem’s anti-slavery movement. Dressed as a Salem Quaker, Martinelli will talk about life in 1856 and show more than 100 slides of abolitionists and Salem homes that were on the Underground Railroad. Those attending will gain a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem before the Civil War.