Booths still available for Underground Railroad DaysPublished 1:45pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County’s Underground Railroad Days this weekend will feature a number of informative, historical, and art and craft booths for the public to enjoy.
The historical information booths will be housed in the youth center and will have information and brochures about the Underground Railroad and the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County. This is also where visitors can get tickets for tours of the railroad sites.
The tour lasts around 40 minutes and goes up and down M-60 telling the story of the Kentucky Raid of 1847. The tours are free, though donations are appreciated.
Another feature of the event is a replica of a cabin from Ramptown — a community where freedom seekers settled and lived in cabins. Musicians, artists, poets, and storytellers will be giving presentations at the replica. Samples of Ramp Soup will also be passed out at the cabin.
Craft and garage sale booths will also be at the event. Village of Vandalia President Beverly Young said this year only seven vendors are signed up, down from 10 last year, but there is still room for more.
Booths are $20 for two days. The fee is waived for churches and other non-profit groups. If you would like to have a booth at the event, call Beverly Young at 476-2344.
For more information about any of the Underground Railroad Days events go to URSCC.org.