"Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad" @ St. Clement's Island Museum
Feb 28 - Mar 16
The traveling national exhibit, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, will be on display at the St. Clement’s Island Museum starting January 28, 2024, and running through Black History Month until March 16, 2024. The St. Clement’s Island Museum is open daily, from 10am-5 pm. Admission prices and other information are available online here.
This exhibition features beautifully dramatic color photographs, ephemera and narratives that together tell the story of the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales has spent more than a decade meticulously researching “fugitive” slaves and the ways they escaped to freedom. While the unnumbered routes of the Underground Railroad encompassed countless square miles, the path Michna-Bales documented encompasses roughly 2,000 miles and is based on actual sites, cities, and places that freedom-seekers passed through during their journey.