Thank you for your interest in the Underground Railroad in Oakland County Project, a multi-community public history project to research and provide access to evidence-based local Underground Railroad history. We’re glad you’re here.

This website is a work in progress, with some information from our displays not yet presented on the site. Watch for updates as we complete this important part of our project, with more details, links to sources, and other information. 

We’re serious about sources! Our goal is to provide you with complete information so you may consult original documents and digitized materials for yourself. We ask that you recognize the efforts of our researchers and their dedication by citing this website and/or our ‘Underground Railroad in Oakland County’ public history project if you use it in your work. Thank you.

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanties.

If you would like to learn more, please feel free to reach out to Underground Railroad in Oakland County Project Director Leslie Pielack at the Birmingham Museum, lpielack@bhamgov.org. or 248-530-1928.