A local museum has been giving tours to teachers of Pennsbury School District to show them local spots connected to the Underground Railroad. Lisa Gage wrote about the recent events for the Yardley Patch.
The African American Museum of Bucks County, located in Langhorne, took Pennsbury teachers and staff on a tour thought Bucks County so they can have a first-hand experience seeing the area’s connection to a very important part of American history.
Some of the spots the tours visited was the Bensalem AME Church, the Bethel AME Church in Langhorne, the Harriet Tubman statue, and the Continental Tavern in Yardley. Each one of these locations was used as a spot for the abolishionists, Quakers, and churches that fought to bring African Americans to free areas.
“We are pleased to have the AAMBC as a resource for our teachers and students,” said Dr. Cherrissa Gibson, Director of Human Resources, Professional Development, and Equity for the school district. “We recognize that local history is important for our students and their families, and the AAMBC can teach us a lot about the key role that people in Bucks County played in American History.”
Read more about the historic tours at the Yardley Patch.