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The Underground Railroad of Queens: The Bowne House

February 26, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Photo: Bowne House Archives

While New York City is known worldwide for some of the most recognized museums, you might be surprised to learn of the Bowne House Historical Society, a 1612 landmark instrumental to the abolitionist movement and a safe space in the Underground Railroad. 

The Bowne House is one of the few accessible abolition landmarks in NYC and also serves as a research library for that history. It was recently inducted into the National Park Service’s “Network to Freedom” program, which “honors, preserves and promotes the history of resistance to enslavement through escape and flight, which continues to inspire people worldwide.”

Epicenter-NYC has the privilege of partnering with the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State (URCNYS) and the Bowne House to offer our members a tour led by one of the Museum educators. The event takes place on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 11-12:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity to join URCNYS vice president, Peter Bunten, and URCNYS program manager, Sage Hazarika, alongside Epicenter staff for a reflective discussion and a South Indian lunch at the famous Temple Canteen (lunch not included in membership or ticket costs).

This event is free for Epicenter members. For non-members, the price is $25. If you have any hardship or would like to be considered for a complimentary ticket, please email us at hello@epicenter-nyc.com.

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The Bowne House

37-01 Bowne St
Flushing, New York 11354 United States
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