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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Stearns Estate Marker

Exhibit Description:
Plaque in front of Cousens Gym in Medford, MA, commemorating the former site of the Stearns Estate. The plaque reads, "Site of the Stearns Estate: A waystation on the Underground Railroad, a haven for slaves seeking freedom. 1850-1860. Placed here by members of the Tufts community, who continue to honor the tradition of sanctuary. Dedicated April 8, 1987." The plaque was dedicated one day shy of the 120th anniversary of the death of George L. Stearns. This photograph was taken in August 2017.
Exhibit Tags:
Stearns EstateCousens GymnasiumTufts UniversityphotographsMedfordplaquesCollege Avenue