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Freedom's Road

  • Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W St. Andrews Rd. Midland, MI 48640 (map)

Discover the extraordinary history of the Aaron and Caroline Highgate family, who arrived in Midland in 1882 from Canada. From Caroline’s father, Lewis Woodson – a descendant of Sally Hemmings and born a slave in 1806 – to the Highgate children –Fred, Oliver and Ada – hear how the family’s skills, hopes and determination contributed to the fabric of our community. The fascinating story of the Highgate family will be illustrated through photographs, maps, census records, and other unique artifacts from the era.

This presentation is supported by St. John’s Episcopal Church; Memorial Presbyterian Church—Reach Out for Justice and Peace Committee; the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation; Kevin & Jennifer Kendrick and Faith Ministries

Later Event: February 22
Youth Winter Retreat