119 South Pitt Street · Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137 · 724-662-3490

Pandenarium Dedication

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Mercer County Historical Society Cordially Invite you to the Dedication of a State Historical Marker Commemorating Pandenarium, 1854-1930s
Arriving in November 1854, 165 years ago this year, 63 African Americans brought their pursuit of freedom north to Pennsylvania. Settling near Indian Run in Abolitionist-built houses, formally enslaved men, women, and children pursued a new way of life for multiple generations. These former slaves were freed by and upon the death of their former master. Recent Archaeological investigations combined with historical research are unearthing their stories of hard-fought freedom, collaboration, and perseverance. Please come and join us for the dedication ceremony and reception on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM in the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel at 119 South Pitt Street in Mercer, PA. There will be a number of speakers. The headline speaker will be Roland Barksdale-Hall, author of African Americans in Mercer County.

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