Hubbard House Annual Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 5 2019

Join the Hubbard House UGRR Museum for their 40th annual Ashtabula County UGRR Pilgrimage Saturday, Oct. 5.

The event is free, but space is limited, you must RSVP by calling 440-964-8168 (spaces are filling up quickly!)

The event will begin at the Hubbard House at 9 am (light breakfast & refreshments available). Then folks will embark on a driving tour of underground railroad sites throughout Ashtabula County, with stops at a few locations to learn more about them.

Afterward, we will return to the museum for lunch and our main speaker, author Mr. Dwight Wilson. Mr. Dwight Wilson is the author of “The Kidnapped” (2018) and The Resisters (2019). Mr. Wilson will be offering book signing after the talk.

The Kidnapped (2018)
Dwight Wilson researched for more than a dozen years to ensure this brilliant historic fiction collection portrayed the very nuanced history of African Americans in the United States. These stories span initial capture of Dwight’s ancestors to those who broke the laws in the name of truth, humanity, and kindness.

The Resistors (2019)
“Wilson’s (The Kidnapped, 2018, etc.) new volume of historical fiction weaves together 24 short stories to create a remarkable, multihued portrait of America.” “Memorable characters and unique historical details illuminate slavery’s complex legacy.” — Kirkus Reviews

The Resistors is a parallel sequel to 2018’s The Kidnapped. It focuses on blacks, whites, and Native Americans resisting pre-Civil War oppression while attempting to establish dignified identities. It is also in the voice of Sarah, one of the author’s direct ancestors. She was the daughter of Esi and Kofi two fictionalized Fante kidnapped from West Africa in 1795. With the help of Quakers, together with two brothers, Robin and Dan, Sarah escaped from being enslaved in Culpeper, Virginia and settled in Warren County, Ohio where she met and married the Scots-Irish Quaker, Charles Ferguson. It is imagined that Sarah was primarily educated by her father who himself was taught reading and writing by Nathan Prescott, his slave master, and secondarily through two years of education at Goose Creek Friends School, a Quaker school in Northern Virginia, renown for being integrated prior to Nat Turner’s revolt which led to state laws forbidding the education of people of color.

Summer 2019 to Summer 2020 Exhibit

Annual February Film Festival

Please join us each Saturday in February, 1 pm, for our Annual Film Festival.  Recent movies we have show include the following:

Showing: The Color Purple

It’s About Life, It’s About Love, It’s About Us. Steven Spielberg’s film of The Color Purple became one of the moviemaker’s most remarkable successes. The unforgettable characters of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize novel populate this lyrical cinematic adaptation. Staring: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Showing: Men of Honor

Men of Honor is the story of an African-American sailor (Gooding) who dares to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer (DeNiro) and a tragic shipboard accident. One man’s will to over come the impossible will leave you cheering. Staring: Cuba Gooding, Robert DeNiro.

Showing: Antwone Fisher

Denzel Washington’s Directorial Debut. Inspired by the true life experiences of its title character, Antwone Fisher tells the compelling story of a troubled sailor who is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist about his volatile temper. Little does he know that his first step into the doctor’s office will lead him on a remarkable emotional journey to confront his painful past and connect with the family he never knew. Staring: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke.

Hubbard House Annual Pilgrimage

Saturday, October 1 2016

TIME:  9am Our lunch lecture will be given by Elaine Crain owner of The Rider Inn in Mentor. Lunch tickets will be for sale in the morning. Cost $4.00 space is limited. They will be sold first come first served. With every ticket sold children under 16 will get a free lunch of Mac and Cheese

Annual Film Festival February 2016

Please join us for the following FREE movies this February at The Hubbard House.  Free popcorn and beverages.

Start time 1pm Saturday, Feb. 6 Belle Saturday, Feb. 13 Selma Saturday, Feb. 20 Captive Heart the James Mink Story Saturday, Feb. 27 Mississippi Burning

Hubbard House Annual Pilgrimage Saturday, October 3 2015

Meet at the House at 9 am to 10 am to sign in pick up your maps and information Please have some coffee with us. We will leave at 10 am to tour the sites around Ashtabula. Lunch will be at the museum (for a small fee) Carl Feather will give a small lecture on the Underground Railroad and Ashtabula County.

9538-HIDD-cvr.inddCarl Feather Book Signing

Please join us! Wednesday, August 12th 2015 from 6-8pm

Summer Speaker Series Part Two

By Grant Filbeck

When: 6:30pm

Where: Hubbard House UGRR Museum 1603 Walnut Blvd. Ashtabula OH

June 24: The beginning of the Civil War: Western Front.

Discussing Beginning of the Civil War in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas.

July 1:  Key Turning Points: Western Front.

Discussing key turning points such as Vicksburg and other important battles.

July 15: The Final Days of Combat: Western Front

Total war. General Sherman’s march to the sea.

July 29: ISIS: Who, What, Why?

What is ISIS and how did they form? What is their goal?

August 19: Honor: Remembering Heroes in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

Learn about the unsung heroes who gave all after 9/11, mostly about Medal of Honor Recipients, with some Navy Cross and Sliver Star Recipients, too

Annual Film Festival February 2015

Please join us for the following FREE movies this February at The Hubbard House.  Free popcorn and beverages.

12 Years a Slave February 14th 1pm

From acclaimed director Steve McQueen comes this “deeply evocative and brilliantly acted” film (Claudia Puig, USA Today) based on the true story of Solomom Northup.


Steve McQueen


John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup

The Conspirator February 21th 1pm

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President and others.  Civil War hero Frederick Aiken’s agrees to defend the lone woman charge Mary Surratt.


Robert Redford


Special Events

Please contact us if you are interested in booking special events or meetings in our new event and exhibit space. PHONE: 440-964-8168