Research Homepage

Sojourner Truth carte de viste, courtesy Library of Congress American Memory

Sojourner Truth carte de viste, courtesy Library of Congress American Memory

MHAHP engages in ongoing research on sites in Dutchess County.  These pages provide:

information on our publications and YouTube video presentations

our exploratory research on the antebellum African American community in Poughkeepsie and possible links to the Underground Railroad

brief guidelines for researching whether a property might have been used on the Underground Railroad

Coming soon:
A brief introduction to the “UGRR quilt controversy,” with links to helpful resources

A bibliography on slavery and abolitionism in the Mid-Hudson Valley