According to Coffin’s account, he provided shelter for upwards of one thousand “fugitive slaves” during the years between 1826 until midway through the Civil War. Some referred to him as the President of the Underground Railroad. Hear, in his words, what it took to be a conductor on the Underground Railroad and why he chose to help.
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Earlier Event: August 23Gallery Tour: Burgoo to Bourbon: KY Foods of the Frazier - 2nd Floor, Southern Exposition Gallery
Later Event: August 23Gallery Talk: Civil War Drumming - 2nd Floor, Civil War Gallery