Museum, Greenville, Ohio...
Freedom: James Clemens and the Longtown Settlement
Feb. 19, 2:00 PM
perfect opportunity to get out of the house and learn something new. On
February 19, at 2:00 PM, Roane Smothers will discuss the documentary
describes the life and times of James Clemens and the Longtown
multi-racial settlement on the border of Indiana and Ohio during the
introduction to the Remembering Freedom program, Noel Rihm, a Wright
University student and museum intern, will discuss the insights that
as she developed the new Longtown exhibit at the museum.
was a predominantly African American settlement in Darke County that
people of African, European, and American Indian ancestry. The
included many freed or runaway slaves. With the establishment of a
school known as the Union Literary Institute, Longtown created an
for African Americans to become land-owning farmers, craftsmen, skilled
and professionals during a period when slavery and racism were
are free and open to the public. However, regular admission will apply
the exhibit and museum which includes the outstanding Annie Oakley
CrossRoads of Destiny exhibits. Support for the Garst Lecture series
part, from the Stephens Foundation.
Museum is located at:
Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331