Before the Civil War, Pennsylvania’s Main Line of Public Works provided transportation across the state between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Consisting of trains, canals, and inclined planes, it was used to transport goods and passengers, and furthered the work of  the Underground Railroad. 

Come to the Allenwood Restaurant on February 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to hear Dr. Barbara Zaborowski share the stories of those who used the Main Line as part of the Underground Railroad’s network to assist freedom seekers to safety.

Dr. Zaborowski is the Dean of Library Resources at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. She holds a Master's degree in Library Science and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, is author of Last Rites: Preserving the history of the Catholic churches in Cambria City, and leads the Cambria Memory Digital History Project.

Lunch is $9.00 per person, and reservations are suggested, but not required. The menu will feature typical foods prepared and sold by leaders of the Underground Railroad to fund their efforts.