Freedom Crossing Monument, Lewiston

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Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who protected and helped them on their journey across the Niagara River. It was dedicated on October 14, 2009.

It also highlights and celebrates the historical importance of the Niagara River as a gateway to freedom on the Underground Railroad during the mid-19th century.

It was the first project to receive the endorsement of the Niagara River Greenway Commission and the project conception, planning and fund raising was done entirely by volunteers of the Historical Association of Lewiston, Inc., the monument's sponsor. The Association advanced the concept of the monument in 2006.

Primary funding was provided by the Town of Lewiston with Niagara River Greenway Plan funds which were received from the New York Power Authority, and with supplemental private support from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation and the KeyBank Foundation. No tax dollars were used. Total project cost was $230,000.
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  • so much history behind this statue. Josiah is a role model. i did not know Lewiston was one of the last stops of the underground railroad. 
    so much history behind this statue. Josiah is a role model. i did not know Lewiston was one of the last stops of the underground railroad.  more »
  • Monument on the Lewiston Waterfront commemorating Underground Railroad Conductors Harriet “Moses” Tubman & local resident Josiah Tyran helping slaves escape across the river to freedom in Canada... 
    Monument on the Lewiston Waterfront commemorating Underground Railroad Conductors Harriet “Moses” Tubman & local resident Josiah Tyran helping slaves escape across the river to freedom in Canada...  more »
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  • It was a wonderful place learning about history we enjoyed every moment of it walk in the park looking at the water I went to the restaurant ice cream stand it was beautiful
  • Impressive bronze work commemorating some of the most important work in humanities history. Freedom.

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