History on Tap ~ "The Kidnapping of Thomas Mitchell, 1849"

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Event Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

History on Tap

Half Moon Restaurant

108 W State St, Kennett Square

Monday, February 24 at 6:30pm


Chris Densmore will present "The Kidnapping of Thomas Mitchell, 1849" - Thomas Mitchell, an escaped slave from Elkton, Maryland, thought he was safe among the Quakers and free people of color in Chester County and found a home near Taggert's Corners (now Willowdale) north of Kennett Square. Learn about the "reverse Underground Railroad" and how Mitchell's Chester County neighbors pursued the kidnappers and eventually redeemed Mitchell from a slave-dealer's prison in Baltimore, Maryland. 

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. And of course, there will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, WCHE 1520AM, and in partnership with the 1893s (Chester County Historical Society Young Friends Association). Our portable sound system is generously sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.

An RSVP is required for this special History on Tap by February 20 as space is limited to 60 attendees, available on a first come first served basis! RSVP to rsvp@chestercohistorical.org.