The interpretive center at the Castellani Art Museum, “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara,” tells the story of the Underground Railroad Movement in Buffalo Niagara—and of the people who risked their lives, all in the name of freedom. During the 1800s, many fugitive slaves came through the Buffalo Niagara region, crossing over to Canada—and to freedom. They used the Suspension Bridge and the Niagara River at Black Rock, near Buffalo. They traveled on boats from Lewiston and Youngstown. And some even swam. The Underground Railroad—a secret network of people who assisted those escaping slavery by providing money, food, clothing, and temporary shelter—made this journey possible.
Niagara County's only collecting art museum, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has a permanent collection of over 5700 works of art, including well known artists such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, Nevelson and Warhol.
Located in the center of campus at Niagara University, the Castellani Art Museum is free. For more information regarding their hours of operations, please view their website at http://www.castellaniartmuseum.org/. For more information about “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara”, please view their website at http://www.freedomcrossingniagara.com.
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