Underground Railroad talk set

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will host a presentation by Kelly Farquhar from the Montgomery County History and Archives Department on “The Underground Railroad in Our Area” on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St.

Anti-Slavery societies were formed in our area starting in 1836 and some members of these Societies were involved in the Underground Railroad.

The history of slavery in our area will also be discussed. Farquhar welcomes input from the audience regarding any Underground Railroad activity they may have heard about in our area.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please call (518) 332-0538, e-mail at [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.

By Paul Wager