Plan Your Visit

The Underground Railroad Interpretive Center

Now open to the public every Saturday from Noon - 4 pm.
Volunteers from Restore Cleveland HOPE are there to answer questions and show you around.

One Saturday each month we will have a Beloved Community Dialogue from 1 pm - 2 pm. Check our Facebook page or email us if you would like to join us. Space is limited. Use the back entrance.

Walking Tours

Walking Tours are available by appointment.
Weather permitting.

Find and Seek Game

Guest are invited to play our outside Find and Seek Game.

Cozad-Bates House

Walking Tour

Find & Seek Children


Thank You AAQDG!

Restore Cleveland Hope is so grateful to the African American Quilt and Doll Guild (AAQDG) who recently presented us with a beautiful and meaningful gift of a quilt with 15 different quilt codes. One of those codes is the Crossroads pattern which represents the City of Cleveland. With so many UGRR paths leading north through Ohio, it would have helped to have a symbol for Cleveland. Some historians have questioned the validity of the story of the quilt symbols. What we know is that escaping from being enslaved was a very dangerous act. We also know for sure that there were lots of codes in song and symbols of all kinds which allowed freedom seekers to secretly share information and to find helpers. We choose to believe that one of the means of resistance and help was the placement of quilts outside that might warn of danger or point north.

AAQDG Quilt

Quilt Codes

The Quilters who made this gorgeous quilt are:
Norma Dixon (quilted the entire quilt)
Sandra Moore
Norma Dixon
Laura Croom
Felecia Tinker
Brenda Jackson
Jackki Boyd
Maude Fields
Bess Gates
Barbara Eady
Gloria Kellon

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