Friday, October 8 - 1:00 to 2:15pm
Steven Cook, Manager, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site; additional presenters TBC
This panel discussion will focus on the commemoration of the interpretation of the Underground Railroad in Ontario museums. Steven Cook, site manager of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, will discuss the ongoing work to promote understanding of Ontario’s Black history and heritage, build community partnerships and boost tourism.
Panelists will explore the challenges of researching this area of history, issues related to interpreting race and slavery, and the many successes of those dedicated to keeping this important history alive at museums and sites across Ontario.