Festival of Trees
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Festival of Trees

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Join us for our 4th Annual Festival of Trees and delight in Beauty-themed decorated trees displayed throughout the museum.

Visit our 1850's photo gallery and daguerreotype studio. The Festival of Trees will also be open for viewing on Wednesdays and Saturdays in November and December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on First Friday, December 6th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a tour of the Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum.

This event is $1 for students and seniors and $3 for adults.

For more information, contact Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford at 717-650-1998 or ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

Let the Festivi-trees Begin!

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Join Us For a Free Volunteer Training
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Join Us For a Free Volunteer Training

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Be a Tour Guide at Goodridge Freedom Center

Join us for a FREE 2-Day Volunteer Training
September 23 & 24, 2019
11am - 2pm

at Goodridge Freedom Center
123 E . Philadelphia St | York PA

To register, please contact Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998
or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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Join Us For A Free Volunteer Training
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Join Us For A Free Volunteer Training

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Be a Tour Guide at Goodridge Freedom Center

Join us for a FREE 2-Day Volunteer Training
September 23 & 24, 2019
11am - 2pm

at Goodridge Freedom Center
123 E . Philadelphia St | York PA

To register, please contact Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998
or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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Live and Learn 101:  Civic Dialogue on Economic Development
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Live and Learn 101: Civic Dialogue on Economic Development

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We welcome you to join us for a FREE Live and Learn 101 and Civic Dialogue on Economic Development led by Dr. Monea T. Abdul-Majeed, YWCA Racial Justice Coordinator. The focus of the discussion will be on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Tuesday September 17, 2019

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Goodridge Freedom Center, 123 E. Philadelphia Street, York, PA

Register by contacting Kelly Summerford at 717-650-1998 or ksummerford@crispusattucks.org

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First Friday Summer Tours
Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

First Friday Summer Tours

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Visit Us This Summer For A Tour On First Friday

Stand on hallowed ground to see an actual hiding place on the underground railroad.

See daguerreotype, ambrotype & tintype photographs where they once existed.

View our collection of African American photo jewelry. Go back in history & hear first-person accounts from living history interpreters. ...and so much more

Entrance donation: $3 per adult / $1 per senior / $1 per student.

For more information, contact Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998 or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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First Friday Summer Tours
Jul
5
4:00 PM16:00

First Friday Summer Tours

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Visit Us This Summer For A Tour On First Friday

Stand on hallowed ground to see an actual hiding place on the underground railroad.

See daguerreotype, ambrotype & tintype photographs where they once existed.

View our collection of African American photo jewelry. Go back in history & hear first-person accounts from living history interpreters. ...and so much more

Entrance donation: $3 per adult / $1 per senior / $1 per student.

For more information, contact Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998 or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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The Many Faces of Mr. Goodridge Art Contest Award Announcement
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Many Faces of Mr. Goodridge Art Contest Award Announcement

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We are encouraging all elementary and middle schools in York! Please participate in The Many Faces of Mr. Goodridge Art Contest! Students in grades 1-8, show us your creativity with your artwork. Please contact Kelly Summerford at (717) 650-1998 for more information.

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Voices of F.E.W.
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

Voices of F.E.W.

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In honor of Women's History Month, join us for Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper's visit to the Goodridge Freedom Center.

Excerpts from the one-woman show “Voices of F.E.W.” that chronicles the life of Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper, a pioneering social activist and abolitionist.

Living History Interpreter Frances Ellen Watkins-Harper will share her journey through life during the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, poet, lecturer, suffragette, and champion for social change.

First Friday, March 1, 2019
4-8 p.m. (Performances 5pm & 6pm)
Sponsored by CGA Law Firm

For more information, call Kelly Summerford at 717-650-1998.

Entrance donation: $3 per adult / $1 per senior / $1 per student.

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"The Common Threads That Bind Us"
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

"The Common Threads That Bind Us"

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In honor of Black History Month in February, join us for a first-person presentation on “The Common Threads That Bind Us”

Living history interpreters Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X will discuss how they addressed social issues during their FIGHT for justice and equality in the 1960s era.

Hear what they would say about today's concerns in society.

This event is sponsored by CGA Law Firm and ShowcaseNow

Entrance donation: $3 per adult / $1 per senior / $1 per student.

For more information, contact Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998 or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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African-American Leaders Tour
Feb
1
4:00 PM16:00

African-American Leaders Tour

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In honor of Black History Month, we are opening our doors for tours on First Friday, February 1st from 4 - 8 pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays in February from 10 am - 6 pm.

Get inspired by the quotes displayed throughout from Famous African-American Leaders past and present. Entrance donation: $3 per adult / $1 per senior / $1 per student.

For more information, contact Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford at 717.650.1998 or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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Unity Month Kickoff:  Meet Lydia Hamilton Smith & Thaddeus Stevens
Jan
4
4:00 PM16:00

Unity Month Kickoff: Meet Lydia Hamilton Smith & Thaddeus Stevens

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“Meet Lydia Hamilton Smith & Thaddeus Stevens”

Sponsored by CGA Law Firm

First Friday, January 4th from 4-8 pm

Lydia and Thaddeus will share their stories as abolitionists in “Chautauqua style.” Thaddeus Stevens was a fearsome reformer, who never backed down from a fight. He urged Congress to quickly pass the 13th Amendment, which would outlaw slavery forever. Lydia Hamilton Smith was the long-time housekeeper of Thaddeus Stevens, who rose to become a prominent African-American business woman. Together, they worked tirelessly and successfully to ensure that many freedom seekers became freed men and women!

Entrance Fee: $3 per adult and $1 per student/senior

For more information, contact Kelly Summerford at 717-650-1998 or email ksummerford@crispusattucks.org

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Festival of Trees
Nov
2
to Dec 19

Festival of Trees

Let the "Festivi-trees" Begin!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Festival of Trees on Wednesdays and Saturdays in November and December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on First Friday, December 7th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Delight in 'IMAGE' themed decorated trees displayed throughout the museum. Also, visit our NEW 1850's photo gallery and daguerreotype studio. 

Meet our NEW Goodridge Freedom Center Manager Kelly Summerford and enjoy a tour of the Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum.

This event is $1 for students and seniors and $3 for adults.

For more information, contact Kelly Summerford at 717-650-1998 or ksummerford@crispusattucks.org.

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Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Golden Venture Anniversary

On the First Friday in June, Goodridge Freedom Center revisits the arrival of the Golden Venture on the shores of America 25 years ago. See how several York residents worked to secure freedom for asylum-seeking passengers who were detained in the York County Prison. Jeff Lobach will speak, and the beautiful paper sculptures the detainees crafted behind prison walls will be on display.

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