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Shawnee Indian Mission - Underground Railroad Quilts: Exploring the Myths

In the late 1990s a myth spread about secret codes on the Underground Railroad that were supposedly hidden within quilt blocks to guide slaves to freedom in the North. Learn more about quilts and how historians disproved this myth with historical evidence.

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site is located at 3403 W. 53rd Street, Fairway. For more information call 913-262-0867.