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Follow the Underground Railroad


Introduce the Underground Railroad through literature and activities provided in a resource package created to address curriculum expectations in Language, Arts and Social Studies.

Activities in the primary program, Follow The Underground Railroad, include: mapping, drama, retelling stories and recalling main events, research, writing,  problem solving, interviewing, working with time lines and family trees, puzzles, games,  designing and illustrating, sorting and  classifying, tracking  community change, and song writing.

Baby Steps to Freedom

The Community Hope Built

Visiting a Museum
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Teacher's Guide


For young scholars who have the good fortune to visit the Buxton Museum
on a class trip!

Free At Last!

This half-day program presents the story of the Underground Railroad and the Buxton Community through exhibits, storytelling, literature and interactive activities.

During their visit to the museum students will:

  • View the exhibit showing the journey of African Canadians from Africa to Buxton
  • Tour the museum with an artefact scavenger hunt
  • Tour a log cabin built in 1852 by a fugitive slave who came to  Buxton
  • Tour the restored schoolhouse built in 1861 by the people of Buxton
  • Hear a storyteller tell the story of a child's "Barefoot Escape"
  • Enjoy a musical and drama experience using a variety of African instruments

Booking Information

Please email (buxton@ciaccess.com) or call the Buxton Museum (519-352-4799) to book this program. You should allow at least 4 weeks to complete activities before your visit.


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