The Jackson Family, 1846, from a daguerreotype by Whipple of Boston. Courtesy The Jackson Homestead Archives
The Jackson Homestead - Station on the Underground Railroad
This 19th century structure is presently the site
of the Museum and Historical Society of the City of Newton.
Originally the home of abolitionist William Jackson, it is
documented in his daughter Ellen's journal as a stop on the
Underground Railroad, the secret escape route from slavery. It
houses an extensive collection of historical artifacts and
documents that are used for research, education, and interpretation
of Newton's past and present.
Originally submitted by: Barney Frank, Representative (4th District).
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