At the November meeting of the La Porte County Genealogical Society, Paul Graham presented a long-postponed program on black history: the dramatic story of how William and Ellen Craft escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia, just before Christmas 1848, by planning, determination, and a clever disguise.
In future plans, the society will have its annual dinner meeting December 14 (advance reservations required), with presentation of residency certificates and the Genealogist of the Year award. January's program will be a members' auction of surplus materials brought in, and February will be show-and-tell month. The society will make its annual bus trip to the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center April 6.
The society meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at the Swanson Center for Older Adults, 910 State St., in downtown La Porte. The public is welcome at all meetings. For a list of upcoming programs and more information about the society's activities in awards, research, publication, and records preservation, visit our web site.