September 6, 2001
I. Roll Call
Members Present: Russell Soehner II, Judy Scheehle, Sue Schlueter,
Joe DeRose, W.T. McDonald, Sandi Forney, and Mark Weaver
Judy Scheele and Sandi Fortney were selected co-chairs and
Joe DeRose was selected as Recording Secretary.
A mission statement was finalized. It states, "Its mission
will be to coordinate preservation and education efforts statewide and
integrate historic sites, facilities, and interpretive programs associated
with the Underground Railroad into a linkage of local statewide networks
Documented locations and names of Underground Railroad sites
will be sent to Weaver by November 15th.
Develop a database of Underground Railroad sites that are
either A) documented sites, B) plausible sites, and C) unsubstantiated
sites based on the National Park Service model and put on WURNTF web site.
Karen Pearson of the Urban League will write a grant to have
students, guided by staff of the Black Holocaust Museum, research category
B and C properties for the database.
Wisconsin Underground Railroad Network to Freedom is selected
as the new name for the organization.
In the future, divide the WURNTF into regions. It was decided
to use the Area
Research Center regions of the Wisconsin Historical Society as a base.
Members should continue to send Bob
Schuster information to add to the web site:
Start planning for a state wide WURNTF workshop in the Fall
Next meeting of the WURNTF will be on November 15, 2001 at
10:00 a.m. in the Sellery Room of the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816
State, St. Madison, WI.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.
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