(UGRR) TRIP TO CANADA
(9:30-7) $55 fee will include a wonderful coach bus, seeing videos, receiving handouts, meeting great people, & seeing the following sites-
Step on guide Chris Carter will join us and give highlights of Essex County UGRR and African-Canadian-History. We will learn about Henry Bibb, Mary Ann Shadd, Elijah McCoy, Delos Rogest Davis, (and we will see his home also!!) General Brock’s daughter, etc
Our first stop will be at the Windsor Tourist office after going thru the tunnel. Our 2nd stop will be at the UGRR marker in downtown Windsor which is called the Tower of Freedom. The wonderful artist is the amazing Ed Dwight.*Our next adventure will be the Sandwich First Baptist Church where there is a secret trap door to the basement where enslaved fugitives may have hid. Here we will also learn about TWO AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS-Henry Bibb & Mary Ann Shadd Cary. We are then off for Amherstburg where you will have lunch at your choice of about 4 restaurants. Then we visit the North American Black History Museum. There we will enjoy the extremely talented Tony Lucas who will role play Elijah “THE REAL McCoy”. We then go to the Colchester area on Lake Erie where we will see where Elijah McCoy was born and other African-Canadian History. We then go back to Sandwich where you will have freetime between 5 & 6. That could include eating, adult beverages, reading historic markers, etc. or any combination you choose. Bus must leave Sandwich, however at 6:00 PM.
Please get passport or enhanced drivers license SOON!