Honoring Black History: Mingo Niles of Ferrisburgh

Mingo Niles was likely the longest serving employee of the Robinson family. He worked for them intermittently for about 30 years, his name appearing here and there in farm ledgers.

Honoring Black History: An intro to Rokeby’s Underground Railroad

A white savior narrative developed that centered the benevolence of white Abolitionists, particularly Quakers, while minimizing the Black freedom seeker to a recipient of white charitability and an associate in their own story.

Rokeby Museum hires education manager

FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh recently hired Tucker Foltz for its newly created Education Programs Manager position. Foltz is a public historian with a background in education and museum interpretation. Before joining Rokeby, Foltz worked for … (read more)

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