Lewelling Quaker Museum
National Park Service Network to Freedom Site
The Lewelling-Gibbs House and the Underground Railroad
It is our mission to preserve and promote the historic events and lessons of history of the Lewelling-Gibbs House. This museum serves as a center for the understanding of Quaker foundations of life west of the Mississippi River, the abolition of slavery and the underground railroad and the origins of the Pacific fruit industry from Salem, Iowa and the Oregon Trail.
Foremost, it is our purpose to convey to visitors a sense of the tragedy of slavery and of the origins of the racial injustice that remain painfully in our nation. While this history is but a small window in time it serves as a critical remembrance of the courage of those enslaved who sought their freedom and the courage of everyday people who stood for what was right.