Saturday morning 8-noon, September 22, Historic Newburgh will once again host the weekly Farmers Market and their annual English Boot Sale (yard sale out of the back of your trunk). An added twist to the Farmers Market is that Sandy Morris Andrews will have a book signing. She has written two historical fiction books about the Underground Railroad. Both books are on sale in our HNI Gift Shop.
In the author's first book, Best Friends: Southern IN 1860 is about best friends who helped free slaves in the Underground Railroad. Written for teens but enjoyed by all ages, the first book, chronicles the friendship of kids growing up near Poseyville in Southwestern, IN with two freed African American teenagers.
The second book, Best Friends: Beth Keeps Her Promise 1861-1865, follows the friends as they secretly help slaves escape to freedom.
The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada. The escape north was not easy. The first step was to escape from the slaveholder. Sometimes it was on his or her own. Other times a "conductor" would enter a plantation and then guide the runaways north from station to station.
Enjoy the Farmers Market, browse the Boot Sale for some bargains and learn about and purchase these two great books about the Underground Railroad. All this and the sounds of the Little Old Dam Band will make this Saturday, down by the river, special.