Visit The Robbins House
June, July & August: 11-4
September, October: 11-4
(Open Fri-Sun + Columbus Day)
Robbins House Historians Write Brochures to Answer Visitors’ Most Frequently Asked Questions
Brochures are now available with a $2 donation at the Robbins House on:
1. Patriots of Color in Revolutionary New England (1775-1790)
2. Free Blacks in New England from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War (1775-1865)
3. Ellen Garrison Jackson, Fighter for Freedom during Reconstruction (1863-1875)
4. Black Abolitionists (1700s-1800s)
Authored by Robbins House Scholar John Hannigan, and Tufts University and University of Massachusetts, Boston History Lecturer Kerri Greenidge. Reviewed by Robert Bellinger, Suffolk University, Black Studies Program Director; Robert Gross, University of Connecticut, History Professor Emeritus, Author of The Minutemen and Their World; and Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky, History Associate Professor, Author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and ‘Race’ in New England, 1789 – 1860.
Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Inspired by reading Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts by Elise Lemire, the Central Ohio Underground Railroad Study Group visited the Robbins House on July 11th.
We were rained out, rained out again, and nearly rained out a third time for our program On Brister’s Hill with Robbins House re-enactor Joe Zellner and Walden Woods Project Director of Education, Whitney Retallic. Here are highlights we learned about Brister Freeman, whose home was in the town forest and Walden Woods: