The Anti-Racism Task Force would like to invite you to join us for a tour of the Jordan House in West Des Moines on Sunday, October 31st at 1:00 PM. The home is one of the oldest structures in Polk County and the oldest in West Des Moines.
During the antebellum period, the Jordan House was a designated stopover on the Underground Railroad. Freedom seeking slaves hid in the fields, barns and outbuildings on the property. Jordan, a staunch abolitionist, was regarded as the “chief conductor” for Polk County. Radical abolitionist John Brown stayed at least twice at Jordan House, once when he was leading a group of 12 slaves to freedom.
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. The cost is $6.00. You may purchase your tickets in Kenyon Hall after worship through October 24th.