Underground Railroad Living History  

Our Continuing Journey: From Bondage to Freedom


A participatory theater experience re-creates some of the conditions, struggles and dangers that fugitive slaves experienced as they navigated Kansas terrain and sought northern freedom.

The experience places you in the footsteps of slaves, allows you to meet anti- and pro- slavery characters from the past, and reflect on the impacts we see today. A great Soul Food meal and courageous conversations will follow!

Sponsored in part by:

Lazy T Ranch
Dolly Gudder Family

Sylvia Beeman Family

Tandalayo Kidd Family

Dates: May 11 (the April 13 date is canceled) 

Time: 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost: $25/person for non-members; $22.50 for members*

Ages: Adults and children 10+ (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Location: Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Rd

Food: Great Soul Food and courageous conversations!

** Limited scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

You can register online or by emailing or calling us.

What food will be served?

We will serve a delicious meal of Soul Food following the event. Let us know of any food allergies.

Where is the Lazy T Ranch?

Lazy T Ranch is generously hosting this event (thank you Chris and Ron Wilson!). The address is 2103 Zeandale Road, Manhattan, KS and is just a few miles from the Wonder Workshop. There is plenty of parking. Learn more about the Lazy T Ranch.

Is this a rain or shine event?

Yes, this is a rain or shine event. If we have to cancel, we will completely refund your registration fee. 

Should I attend both days?

The April 13 date is canceled. The program is the same each day. You only need to register for one day but are certainly welcome to attend twice.

What should I wear?

You will be outside during this program. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable outdoor shoes.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! Scholarships are available for this Living History program. Please contact us for more information.

Admission Price:

Family Pod Up To 10 People


Open to the Public: 

Registration Only

Groups visits:

Call 776-1234


506 S. 4th St. Manhattan, KS 66502

 (785) 776-1234 

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