Join us aboard the Mary M. Miller for a very special narrated excursion exploring the Underground Railroad here in our region and the role the river played in connecting enslaved people to freedom. In partnership with Town Clock Church and the Frazier History Museum, passengers will be an experience both narration and poignant historical interpretation during a 60-minute cruise.
Completed in 1852 and serving as a connecting point between cities in a slave state and a free state, the Town Clock Church in New Albany was as a beacon of hope and a safe haven in a hostile environment on a long journey to freedom. During this river excursion, you’ll hear the story of the people that worshiped here and helped freedom seekers on their way to liberation.
Also during the cruise, Frazier Teaching Artist Brian West will share a performance of first-hand accounts of life along the Ohio river during the 1850s, including the hardships a runaway would have faced and the support a freedman working on a steamboat could have provided a fugitive, based on accounts about the Underground Railroad in New Albany and Louisville during that time period.
Tickets are $10 for adults (15-64) & seniors (65+); $5 for children (5 – 14); free ticket for children 4 & under.