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Freedom colonies exhibit travels to Elgin

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The “Freedom Colonies of Bastrop County” exhibit, which opened at the Bastrop County Historical Museum & Visitors Center in June, will travel to the Elgin Depot Museum. The exhibit explores what happened to the hundreds of slaves freed in Bastrop County on June 19, 1865. After an extended stay in Bastrop, the exhibit received many visitors, and a traveling version of the exhibit will appear in Elgin and possibly Smithville. The exhibit opens in October and will remain through January 2020. Over 40 committee members who are direct descendants brought in artifacts, photographs and oral histories that have been chronicled for this special ...

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