Hidden Brookline with the COA: October 26

Brookline Slave Owners’ Property in 1746. Image credit: Hidden Brookline

On Wednesday, October 26 from 11:45 am – 3:30 pm, join Weston’s Council on Aging for a walking tour of slavery and freedom in Brookline. The Owl has been informed that only 5 spots are remaining in this program.

This 90-minute walking tour will visit three sites that tell key history and stories of slavery and freedom in our area. The tour will begin at Brookline Town Hall, where there is evidence of slavery right inside the front door. The walk
continues to an Underground Railroad house, where you’ll hear the story of one of the most daring escapes to freedom. The walk ends at the Old Burying Ground on Walnut Street. The distance covered will be 0.8 mile.

Tour meets at the COA at 11:45. Cost: $15, including tour and transportation. Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register. Payment is required upon registration and the cancellation deadline is 10/21 by 4:00 pm. Refunds will not be issued after this date. Tour led by a member of The Hidden Brookline Committee. For more information about the Committee, go to https://www.brooklinema.gov/778/Hidden-Brookline-Committee.

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