Open by appointment; featuring exhibits and lectures on history of NEPA.
The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS) is dedicated to historic research, preservation, and public programming. CASS is focused on the period of 1800 to 1900, specifically the activities surrounding the Anti-Slavery Movement as it transpired in Pennsylvania’s Northeast.
Promoting Historical Research
CASS works closely with interested individuals, families, and partner organizations to find the physical documentation and historic sites relevant to the Anti-Slavery Movement in Pennsylvania’s northeast.
Preserving Relevant History
By working hand-in-hand with community partners and funders, CASS is able to preserve evidence of this region’s rich history and offer technical assistance to those seeking to preserve the legacy of their family or the history of their community.
Acquiring Sites for Preservation
Many important sites that bear witness to this region’s Underground Railroad history are in danger of being lost to time. CASS works to identify, acquire, and preserve these sites for future generations.
Educating the Public
CASS engages in a host of public education initiatives: school programs, lectures and seminars, conferences, historic marker erections, walking tours, motorcoach tours, exhibits, publications, and public forums.