National Park Service recognizes New Garden’s role in Underground Railroad1:30 p.m. / New Garden Friends Meeting. 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the first known activity in North Carolina on what came to be known as the Underground Railroad. Two Guilford College historians, Adrienne Israel and James Shields, will share about that history. Following their presentation on the significance of the Underground Railroad for both the African-American and Quaker communities, there will be guided tours of the Underground Railroad woods on the Guilford College campus and the Friends burial ground where some of the activists on the Underground Railroad are buried. The event is sponsored by the North Carolina
Fellowship of Friends.