Destination Freedom Self-Guided Walking Tour
August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Destination Freedom Walking Tour is a self-guided map designed to educate visitors on the rich history of the Underground Railroad Movement in the Northeast Pennsylvania region. On this tour, participants can view the nearby sites of significance as they pertain to this time period and learn more about the area residents who once aided former slaves on their journey towards freedom. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National State and Heritage Area has supported this project in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Park Service. It is our intention to benefit the community through this unique learning tool by emphasizing the importance of local history and heritage.”
It is hard to believe that our Destination Freedom Interpretive Walking Tour has been operational for two whole months now! As with all of our programs, the Waverly Community House will continue to develop this educational map to meet the needs of the community. In order to successfully do this, the Comm would like to kindly ask anyone who has taken the tour thus far, to participate in a very brief survey to evaluate the experience as a whole. We would love to hear any and all feedback from our community members regarding this new project. You can find a link to the survey via our Facebook page or by visiting our blog at https://wcharchives.com/
Maps are currently available at the Waverly Community House Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm in the Main Offices, and on Saturday from 9am-1pm in the Abington Visitor’s Center (Comm North Wing). They are also available outside those hours by appointment; reservations can be made by calling (570) 586-8191, Ext 7.