Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Road, P.O. Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone:  203-740-8140

Pict  0146 – 2002-001-006

The Underground Railroad Quilt

Made by Barbara Harris for the Quilt Exhibit, The Underground Railroad. T he top left block represents a log cabin with a yellow center signifying a safe house.  The top right block shows a monkey wrench indicating the presence of a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad.  The lower left block is called Drunkard’s Path; don’t go in a straight line.  The lower right panel is of a bear’s claw and advises the viewer to follow the animal tracks for fish and water.


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