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Project Partners

The project partners include university faculty, pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, community and museum educators in the sustained and systematic investigation of the Underground Railroad. This collaborative research endeavor addresses three pressing problems: 1) curriculum integration and development, 2) enhanced humanities education for pre-service teachers, and 3) effective incorporation of technology into teaching. Click on the links to the left to find out about the different partners of the project. Links to their websites and related projects can be found on these pages.


The various schools involved in this project include Millersville University, the School District of Lancaster, Solanco (Southern Lancaster County) School District, Hinkletown Mennonite School, Octorara School District, Columbia School District, and Penn Manor School District. Click on the highlighted schools above to find out more about that school's involvement.


The various institutions, loosely defined, involved in this project include the Lancaster County Historical Society (LCHS), the Christiana Historical Society, Bethel Harambee Historical Services, Inc. of Bethel AME Church of Lancaster, PA, the Bureau for Historic Preservation of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (BHP/PHMC), and the American Social History Projects' New Media Classroom Program (ASHP/NMC). Click on the highlighted text above to find out more about that institution's involvement.


The public library system of Lancaster County has been very supportive of this project. They have partnered with Millersville University, the Lancaster County Historical Society, and the Pennsylvania State Archives in the CAPE grant. They have also been ardent in providing resources on African American history to the community. One example of this is the acquisition of the online 19th Century African American Newspaper Collection.

The primary participating libraries and library personnel are listed below.
Library System of Lancaster County Administration
Mary Ellen Pennington, Executive Director
Renee Christiansen
Christiana Public Library (Moores Memorial Library)
Claudia Roun
Click here to access the online archive of the Christiana Resistance Collection held by the Moores Memorial Library
Columbia Public Library
Joanne Stecz
Lancaster Area Library
Quarryville Public Library
Katrina Anderson