POSTPONED Augusta and Abolitionism: A Story of Courage


POSTPONED Augusta and Abolitionism: A Story of Courage

Date and Time

Friday, January 19, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Virtual / limited in-person seats available at Echo Hall, 205 Frankfort St. Augusta, KY

Event Type

Special Event



Guest Notice: The event has been POSTPONED to Friday, January 26 due to inclement weather.

In partnership with Northen Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.

Border state Kentucky was a house divided, with adamant defenders of slavery and equally adamant proponents of liberation. In Augusta, on the banks of the Ohio River, a microcosm of this divide played out as the nation moved toward Civil War.

Three historians will discuss Augusta in the larger context of America’s struggle for freedom and Kentucky’s role in that struggle. Their conversation will take place in restored Echo Hall, a former dormitory of abolitionist center, Augusta College.

Part of the Six@Six lecture series, this event will open with an original dance, created and choreographed by NKU’s dance program and interpreting the Augusta story.

Speakers include:

  • David Childs, Ph.D. NKU professor, Social Studies, Education and History
  • Eric Jackson, Ed.D., NKU professor, History
  • Alicestyne Turley, Ph.D., director, the Freedom Stories Project
  • Moderator: Adelia Clooney Zeidler


General Admission

Adults: $15
Seniors (60+): $13
Children ages 3-12: $10.50
Children under 3: Free

*Tickets sold until 4:00 p.m. daily.
*Last showing of most exhibit films begins at 4:00 p.m.

Add Designing Justice to Any Ticket

Adults/Seniors/Military: +$5
Children ages 3-12: +$3
Children under 3: Free

Combo Ticket*

Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.

Adults: $20
Seniors (60+): $16
Children ages 3-12: $12
Military: $14

*Combo ticket group pricing is also available via group sales reservations.
*Combo Tickets are only available for purchase in-person or by phone at (513) 333-7500.
*Membership discounts are not applicable on combo tickets.
*Additional discounts are not applicable on combo tickets.
*Combo tickets are valid at reciprocal museum for up to 30 days after purchase.


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