Mt. Gilead Monday: The Underground Railroad


9780679874720_xlg.jpgLearn about slaves’ escape to freedom through the underground railroad. Make your own freedom quilt. The Missouri Humanities Council will provide each student with a copy of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt , by Deborah Hopkinson.

Mt. Gilead Mondays is a program for homeschool students, and students in school systems that have shortened their week to exclude Mondays. 

  • Location: Historic Mt. Gilead School, 15918 Plattsburg Rd., Kearney, MO
  • Date: March 23rd, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $10 per student for each day (If adults wish to attend, they will be charged admission.)
  • Age range: students in 1st through 8th grades 
  • Maximum attendance is 25 (including any adults). Call the Jesse James Farm at (816) 736-8500 to sign up. 
  • Students will bring their own sack lunch. 
  • Parents are responsible for transportation.

Every Mt. Gilead Monday will have its own history-related theme, include historic interpretation of the theme, craft project, and activities related to that theme.  

Reservations are required. Call (816)736-8500. Your payment holds your seat. 

Click here to see photos from past Mt. Gilead Mondays events.

See photos from this event here

contact us

Public Services Division
Historic Sites

Elizabeth Gilliam-Beckett

Clay County Historic Sites
21216 James Farm Rd.
Kearney, Missouri 64060

phone: (816) 736-8500
fax: (816) 736-8501

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