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Water damage delays opening of York’s William C. Goodridge House Underground Railroad museum

Moisture seeping into the Goodridge House, a budding Underground Railroad museum, damaged restorative horse-hair plaster — recently finished as part of a renovation. Also of interest: Freed slaves living north of Mason-Dixon Line often faced return to bondage and Research needed to unearth Underground Railroad in York County – Part I and Research needed to unearth Underground Railroad in York County, Part II.

The cash-strapped Goodridge Freedom House & Underground Railroad has sustained a setback.

Moisture has undone some of the restorative work on the East Philadelphia house, former home of the 19th-century ex-slave-turned-businessman William C. Goodridge… .

The Crispus Attucks Association believes it has fixed the problem, but the damage is demanding additional funds and will delay its opening.
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