Village's Underground Railroad stop to be recognized this Sunday

Mayor George A. Rivers commended the work of Papson and others involved in the process of bringing the panel to the village.

"The people involved in this deserve a lot of thanks for all the research and everything they've done," said Rivers, who also credited Favreau and Racine for their parts in the effort. "If this brings more tourists into the village, I'll be very happy."

The dedication of the panel will be held at American Legion Montgomery Post 912, 29 Pratt St., this Sunday, April 10, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will be emceed by Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society president Geri Favreau and include remarks from Papson and village historian Donna Racine. Sherry Jackson, regional coordinator for the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, and Jim Branagan, assistant director of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, will also speak.

The Grays and Blue of Montreal will also discuss the role of Canadians during the Civil War. A performance by Lita Kelly will round out the event.

The dedication will be open to the public.

For more information, contact Favreau at 297-2064.

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