The Underground Railroad Had Depots Here

Monday, February 15, 2021, 7-8:30pm

Gloria Van Hof will offer a presentation on the history of the Underground Railroad here in McHenry County.

Gloria has researched, lectured, and written extensively on the Underground Railroad in Illinois and in neighboring states. She has developed curriculum and lectured at numerous schools, libraries, historical and genealogical societies. A few of the universities where Gloria has lectured include: Loyola University, Roosevelt University, and the University of Chicago.

Gloria has organized several Underground Railroad tours in McHenry, Lake, and Cook Counties. She published a primer titled Heroes and Heroines of the Underground Railroad, a Study Guide titled Contributors to the Cause and a study guide titled, “The Underground Railroad Had Depots Here. She has been introduced as an “Expert on the Underground Railroad” to audiences throughout Illinois and Wisconsin.

Gloria’s fascination with the Underground Railroad began in 1980 with a question from her late daughter, Anginetti Urch, who was eight-years-old at the time. Netta had just returned home after spending the night with a classmate who lived in the stately Mansion Farm in Hebron, Illinois.
“Mom, did you know that the Mansion Farm was a stop on the Underground Railroad?”

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Meeting ID: 824 1539 9902 Passcode: 283312

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