Our Mission

 
The mission of the Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC) is to preserve and celebrate the heritage and engage the public about the historic abolitionists, Underground Railroad agents, and freedom-seekers of this area and beyond.

Some of KURC's goals are:

  • To educate the public about the historic struggle of freedom seekers, abolitionists, conductors, and stationmasters.

  • To bear witness to the values that challenged and ultimately caused an end to slavery in America.

  • To celebrate the oneness of the human spirit in the ongoing quest for freedom around the world.

  • To interpret and preserve the unique local heritage for future generations through tours, public speaking, re-enactments, published works, and eventually a learning center.

  • To identify buildings recognized as stations on the Underground Railroad and encourage and assist the owners to gain recognition of these sites on a local, state, or national level.

Keep History Alive!