Railroad Museum damaged

FLUSHING Black History Month started off with a minor disaster at the Underground Railroad Museum, when the curator, Dr. John Mattox, discovered a water break Saturday had damaged some historical artifacts and papers in the back rooms. A call is going out for volunteers to help in the repairs.

“We got a few things damaged and tried to save as much as we could,” he said, adding that the break occurred in a pipe at the upstairs men’s room. Although the museum’s insurance will cover the cost, historical items such as slave wanted posters and numerous books were damaged.

Read Monday’s Times Leader for more details.