Technology UpgradeProject led by Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum
About the project.
The Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum plans to implement technological programs and services that will enable community members to continue their involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hubbard House will use online meeting spaces, virtual tours, and digital trainings to continue involving the public in important historical matters. Your support will help purchase the equipment to make these upgrades a reality.
Support Black-led organizations.
The Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum is a Black-led organization: 30% of the board is Black and the executive director identifies as Black. The organization also serves the Black community.
Support for Black-led organizations and projects serving the Black community is especially critical right now. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are many needs facing communities throughout the country and in Appalachian Ohio, with Black communities among the most impacted.
FAO staff comments.
The Hubbard House has always been an important part of the history of Ashtabula and the Underground Railroad in Appalachian Ohio. However, during the pandemic, the Hubbard House has lacked the technology necessary to connect with the public virtually to offer programming. This project will help support the Hubbard House to continue sharing the experience that we all must make contributions to ensure our freedoms for the future.