Sutliff Museum and Underground Railroad Exhibit
This museum, which is located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, features the life and times of the Sutliff family -- from pioneer times of the Ohio Western Reserve through the days of the Civil War to the height of the Victorian era.
Both Levi and his brother Milton, an Ohio Supreme Court Judge and Senator, were active in the area's abolition movement and played significant roles in the Underground Railroad supporting the movement financially and politically.
Trumbull County's Underground Railroad system was one of the most active in the state with 153 miles of lines leading north to freedom. Levi's daughter, Phebe T Sutliff, who was a scholar, the first woman president of Rockford (Illinois) College and a candidate for Congress in 1924, endowed the museum upon her death in 1955 to ensure that future generations would know about her family's heritage and the role the Sutliffs played in Trumbull County history.
Designated a Freedom Station of the National Underground Railroad Freedoom Center, the library features an Underground Railroad exhibit outside the entrance of the Sutliff Museum entitled "Nurturing Pathways to Freedom in Trumbull County". This display provides visitors with a glimpse of the historical realities concerning local anti-slavery sentiments from the 1820s to the 1850s.
The museum also features rotating exhibits that are displayed throughout the site.
444 Mahoning Avenue NW
Local Number: (330) 399-8807
Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Special Hours: Other times by appointment