Through story and song, Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad. Most of the stories are from an 1870s book written by William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad and Secretary of the Philadelphia Abolitionist Society. His book shares the stories of over 500 people who ran from slavery, including some who used the locks, canals, and waterways to escape. 

Join the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Foundation to discover these stories that will make you begin your own search into local history and help you understand what the desire for freedom can make a person overcome.

Sponsored with the support of Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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