Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, the American Women's Heritage Society started as an initiative to save Belmont Mansion, which was at risk of being demolished in 1986, and through the strong, unwavering leadership of Audrey Johnson Thornton, the Heritage Society reclaimed Belmont Mansion and restored it to its former beauty and glory; and

Whereas, during the Mansion's early restoration, a Heritage Society historian discovered its place in history and learned that the Belmont Mansion served as an important role as a station in the Underground Railroad and was recognized by the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom as a significant place for interpreting the history of the Underground Railroad, the first of its Freedom Stations in Pennsylvania; and

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