The only available time slots for this event are at 12 and 1 pm. you must be registered and arrive 15 minutes ahead of your reserved time.

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Journey to Freedom

Where: Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center , 10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA 52341
When: Saturday, September 22nd from 12-4:30 PM

Jump back in time for a simulated outdoor Underground Railroad experience at The African American Museum of Iowa and Wickiup Hill’s annual Journey to Freedom.

Experience the perils and triumphs of the escape from slavery as you use the stars to navigate, build a fire from abolitionist “conductors,” hide from slave catchers, and encounter farmers and bounty hunters while trying to reach Canada. Who can you trust? Will you make it to freedom? Or will you be captured and sent back into slavery?

Due to the subject matter, this event is best suited for children 8+. This will be outdoors! Please wear appropriate clothing, closed toe shoes, and be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. Sunscreen, bug spray, and a full water bottle are recommended.

For questions, contact Sean Donaldson at sdonaldson@blackiowa.org

Click here to register!

This event is sponsored by PepsiCo. Thank you for making Journey To Freedom possible.