Chester County’s Underground Railroad remembered

Kennett Historical Commission details township, county role in leading slaves to freedom By Jacqueline Kennedy, Correspondent, The Times A map of some of the sites where Chester County residents housed newly-free slaves before and during the Civil War. KENNETT — The Kennett Township Historical Commission held its annual meeting earlier this month that featured a presentation titled “Follow...

Costello focuses attention on human trafficking

Regional Law Enforcement & Homeland Security meet to combat ‘hidden’ crime By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Local law enforcement attendees receive intensive training on recognizing and responding to human trafficking. MALVERN – U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) brought together key experts from US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), regional law enforcement, and social services...

Living History: The Kennett Underground Railway

Chester County offered hope and a route to freedom for slaves By Gene Pisasale, Special to The Times The Progressive Friends Meeting House in Kennett is now the Chester County Visitors Center — but was a key border hub in the movement of slaves north of the Mason-Dixon Line and freedom. More than any other issue, the Civil War was fought to decide whether “the peculiar institution” known as...

Kennett Underground Railroad Center chugs along

Organization offers Heritage tours, plans to open museum in Pocopson By Eddy K. Foster, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com The Barnard House in Pocopson should become the new home of the Kennett Underground Railroad Museum — if township officials can work out financing to pay for the project, which would also move the township offices to the building. KENNETT — A century and a half ago, the Kennett...