Announcing the David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Railroad Studies
The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and Underground Railroad Studies (www.davidrugglescenter.org) was founded on April 8, 2008, the 166th anniversary of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry. The organizing committee was granted $150,000 by the Community Preservation Committee to purchase the house at 225 Nonotuck Street which had been saved for nine months from demolition by the Northampton Historical Commission. The DRC plans to open its doors on Memorial Day weekend 2009. Please visit the website for more information.