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Conversations in History: "...Frank having subsequently run away..." A Fresh Look at the Frank Wanzer Escape

  • Mt. Zion Historic Park 40309 John Mosby Highway Aldie, VA, 20105 United States (map)

On Christmas Eve 1855 Frank Wanzer and five other individuals escaped from a farm near Aldie, risking their lives for a chance at freedom. The story became incredibly popular after William Still recounted it in his 1872 book covering stories from the Underground Railroad.

So what happened in one of America's most famous slave escapes, which began in the Mosby Heritage Area? Join NOVA Parks and MHAA for the final installment of the 2017 Conversations in History series as they welcome historian Deborah Brower. Brower will explore this sensational episode in Northern Virginia's history with new research and a fresh eye.

Cost for the program is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please dress for the weather.