April 27, 2000 Lancaster panelists present at Bureau of Historic Preservation of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission "Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania" workshop
May 18, 2000
Millersville University hosts Year 2000 PA Underground Railroad Workgroup on Historic Preservation
NEH Underground Railroad Steering Committee #1
June 28, 2000 Underground Railroad Multimedia Curriculum Unit (video + web-based exercises) "piloted" at Millersville University New Media Classroom Workshop
Aug. 9, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Project hosts informational meeting for public libraries and local historical societies at the Lancaster County Historical Society
Aug. 9-11, 2000
NEH Underground Railroad Summer Workshop for Project Participants at Millersville University
August 10, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Project videoconference with Brian and Shannon Prince, staff at the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum in Ontario, Canada
Millersville University 2000-2001 Academic Theme: Art and Society: a community of pARTnerships
Sept 1-4, 2000 Lancaster delegation attends 76th Annual Homecoming at the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
Sept. 16, 2000 Lancaster County Historical Society summer campers perform Underground Railroad skits at the Civil War "Living History " encampment
Sept. 25, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar #1 on African American Domestic Spaces conducted by Dr. Bernard Herman of the University of Delaware and hosted by the Lancaster site group
Oct. 7, 2000 Lancaster "model" presented at the Mid Atlantic Center for the Humanities Regional Conference in Baltimore in "Grounding Freedom: New Approaches to African-American Experience and Heritage"
Oct. 9, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar #2 on African American Archaeology conducted by Dr. Theresa Singleton of Syracuse University/Smithsonian Institution and hosted by the Christiana site group
Nov. 2000 Acquisition of project subscriptions to 19th Century African American Newspapers available through Accessible Archives
Nov. 5, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Project presented at review of Lower Susquehanna Heritage Area Management Action Plan
Nov. 10, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Project presented at the Year 2000 Pennsylvania Underground Railroad Conference in Lancaster
Nov. 13, 2000
NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar #3 on African American Women Speakers and Writers conducted by Dr. Carla Peterson of the University of Maryland and hosted by the Solanco site group
Nov. 15, 2000 "Using Electronic Archives to Enhance Historical Dramas" grant submitted to CAPE <http://www.acape.org> on behalf of MU Underground Railroad Project & Library System of Lancaster County
Dec. 4, 2000 Red Lion High School hosts Harry Kendall, author of Truth Crushed to Earth: the Legacy of Will Parker, Black American Revolutionary via videoconference
Dec. 11, 2000 NEH Underground Railroad Steering Committee #2
Dec. 15, 2000 Proposal submitted for session on "Oral Testimony and the Underground Railroad" at the Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association: "Bearing Public Witness: Documenting Memories of Struggle and Resistance"
Jan 15, 2001 Proposal submitted for session on "Collaborative Projects on the Underground Railroad" at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians
Jan. 20, 2001 NEH Underground Railroad Project presented at Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting
Feb. 1, 2001 "Reading, Writing, and the Underground Railroad" Curriculum Workshop for NEH Project Participants at Millersville University
Feb. & March 2001 Site-based meetings focused on incorporation of Underground Railroad Project resources into curricular & interpretive programs
April 9-11, 2001 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar on Remaking Slavery: Popular Culture and Public Interpretation conducted by Frederick Douglass educator & actor, Frederick Morsell <http://www.frederickdouglass.org> and hosted by the Lancaster site group
May 18-19, 2001 Commemoration of 150th anniversary of the Christiana Resistance of 1851 hosted by the Christiana Celebration Committee
June 25-30, 2001 Millersville University EDW 562 "Researching, Teaching, and Interpreting the Underground Railroad"
July 9-13, 2001
July 16-20, 2001
"From Columbia to Christiana: The Underground Railroad in Lancaster County"
Summer History Camp sponsored by the Lancaster County Historical Society
Aug. 3, 2001 Directors of Lancaster Area Libraries meet to review 19th Century African American Newspapers and other UGRR resources
Aug. 15, 2001 Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Summer Social Studies Symposium
August & September, 2001 "Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America" traveling exhibition developed by Gilder Lehrman Institute ofAmerican History scheduled for several venues in Lancaster County
Sept. 6, 2001 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar on The Design and Use of "Free at Last" conducted by Dr. James O. Horton of George Washington University and hosted by the Lancaster County Historical Society
Sept. 6, 2001
Dr. James O. Horton, "The Tough Stuff: Exploring the Racial Frontiers of Public History" at 7:30 pm in Lehr, Bolger Conference Center at Millersville University
Sept. 8 & 9, 2001 Commemoration of 150th anniversary of the Christiana Resistance of 1851 hosted by the Christiana Celebration Committee
Sept. 8 & 9, 2001 African American Artisans at the Crossroads at Landis Valley Musuem Saturdays at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm & Sundays at 2:00pm and 3:30pm
Sept. 28-30, 2001
Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference in Washington, D.C..
Session presenters include Funmi Kennedy; FUINDE's African American Heritage Tourism, Karen Sowu; Urban League of Lancaster County, Marjorie White; Millersville University, and Dr. Tracey Weis and Dr. Leroy Hopkins; Millersville University.
Performances by the African American Artisans at the Crossroads drama troupe were held during a conference session and the Saturday night banquet.
October 10, 2001 "Telling Stories: Slavery and Freedom in Lancaster County" Exhibition Opening at the Lancaster County Historical Society, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
October 12, 2001 "Researching, Teaching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad in Lancaster
County," Regional History Colloquium at the Lancaster County Historical Society, Speaker: Dr. Tracey M. Weis, et al., 4:00 p.m. Gathering and Refreshments, 4:30 p.m. Presentation followed by discussion, ending promptly at 5:30 p.m.
October 10 - November 30, 2001 "Telling Stories: Slavery and Freedom in Lancaster County" Exhibition at the Lancaster County Historical Society
October 21, 2001 Session on "Oral Testimony and the Underground Railroad" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association: "Bearing Public Witness: Documenting Memories of Struggle and Resistance"
Nov. 7, 2001 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar on Race, Revolution, and the Unmaking of Slavery conducted by Dr. Gary B. Nash of the University of California at Los Angeles
Nov. 7, 2001 Dr. Gary B. Nash "Freedom by Degrees: the Unmaking of Slavery in Pennsylvania" at 7:30 pm in Lehr, Bolger Conference Center at Millersville University
Nov. 8-10, 2001 Year 2001 PA Underground Railroad Conference sponsored by Bethel A.M.E. Church of Lancaster, PA
Nov. 9, 2001 "Ride the Freedom Train" presentation of Underground Railroad lessons plans at selected 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes throughout the county
Nov. 16, 2001 Session on "Preparing Teachers to Research and Teach the Underground Railroad" presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Social Studies
Nov. 16, 2001 Presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2002 MU Night at the Theatre of the Seventh Sister for the performance of "Sojourner"
Feb. 8, 2002 Scenario workshop with acclaimed Frederick Douglass educator and re-enactor Frederick Morsell for youth and adult dramatists in Lancaster and performance of African American Artisans at the Crossroads at Millersville University
April 14, 2002 Session on "Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries: Teaching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad in Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspective"presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians
April 29, 2002 Presentation at the PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, York, PA
May 4, 2002 Presentation at the PA Historical and Museum Commission's Annual Black History Conference, York, PA
June 24-28, 2002 EDW 562 Underground Railroad, Millersville University
June 25, 2002 Exhibition of redesigned Columbia panels at Columbia Public Library
July 17, 2002 ASHP New Media Classroom "Learning to Look" Summer Institute, New York City
August 1, 2002 Visible Knowledge Project Summer Institute, Washington, DC
October 19, 2002 "The Underground Railroad in PA" at the Pennsylvania Historical Association
November 9, 2002 Presentation at Western PA UGRR Symposium in Indiana County
November 15, 2002 Invited presentation at ASTEC/Project 30 Conference, San Francisco
November 20, 2002 NEH Underground Railroad Research Seminar on African Americans and the Atlantic Antislavery Movement with Bryan and Shannon Prince of the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum in Ontario, Canada