Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS)


Open by appointment; featuring exhibits and lectures on history of NEPA.


Since 1996, one organization has been opening the doors of understanding  in Pennsylvania’s Northeast. The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies (CASS)  is a not-for-profit 501c3 dedicated to historic research, preservation,  and public programming. CASS is focused on the period of 1800 to 1900,  specifically the activities surrounding the Anti-Slavery Movement as it  transpired in Pennsylvania’s Northeast.

Promoting Historical Research
CASS  works closely with interested individuals, families and partner  organizations to find the physical documentation and historic sites  relevant to the Anti-Slavery Movement in Pennsylvania’s northeast.

Preserving Relevant History
By  working hand-in-hand with community partners and funders, CASS is able  to preserve evidence of this region’s rich history and offer technical  assistance to those seeking to preserve the legacy of their family or  the history of their community.

Acquiring Sites for Preservation
Many  important sites that bear witness to this region’s Underground Railroad  history are in danger of being lost to time. CASS works to identify,  acquire and preserve these sites for future generations.

Educating the Public
CASS  engages in a host of public education initiatives: school programs,  lectures and seminars, conferences, historic marker erections, walking  tours, motorcoach tours, exhibits, publications, and public forums.

Visitors are welcome at the Center by appointment.

  • Attraction
  • Museums
  • Heritage & History
  • Historic Places
  • Upstate PA/Endless Mountains
  • Susquehanna