The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio www.freedomcenter.org, is sponsoring a Freedom Family Fest on Saturday, July 26, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for this day-long festival featuring tours of the museum, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and food from around the city. See the website for details or call 877-648-4838.
If you are unable to make it in July, the museum will be featuring a new exhibit from October 17, 2008 — January 11, 2009 called Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The exhibit addresses the three major constitutional crises of his presidency: secession, slavery and emancipation, and civil liberties during wartime. The exhibit was created by the National Constitution Center. Call 513-333-7557 for more information.
The John Parker Library at the Freedom Center also offers free family history research tools including alll U.S. Censuses from 1790-1930, Social Security Death Index, Ellis Island, surname databases, and state and county records. Call 513-333-7654 or see the website at www.freedomcenter.org. An appointment is needed to access the library.