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'North Star' Exhibit Opens at Historical Society

An exhibit at the Doylestown museum detailing the influence of the underground railroad in Bucks County will be open to the public the next three Saturdays.

'North Star' Exhibit Opens at Historical Society

A special exhibit on the role of the underground railroad in Bucks County will be open to the public the next three Saturdays.

The exhibit at the Doylestown Historical Society will feature photos, costumes and props used in the filming of "The North Star."

Filmed in many locations throughout Central Bucks County, the film tells the story of "Big Ben" Jones, who escaped slavery in the south with the help of the underground railroad, finally ending up in Buckingham Township.

The exhibit also coincides with Doylestown's recognition of February as Black History Month.

On Saturday, Feb. 16, Doylestown resident Doreen Stratton will act as a special guest guide through the exhibit. The Stratton family's roots in Doylestown stretch back nearly 150 years, and she plans to share her experiences as a black woman visiting some of the local sites of the underground railroad.

The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 and March 2. The Doylestown Historical Society is at 56 S. Main St., Doylestown.

On May 2, the Historical Society will sponsor a screening of "The North Star" at The County Theater.

 

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