A lecture on the history of the Underground Railroad will be held at noon Wednesday at the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union.

Cathy Nelson, a retired Columbus City Schools educator and founder of the Friends of Freedom Society, will discuss the role Ohio played in the Underground Railroad and some of the specific sites that have been identified in the state. Nelson has testified before Congress on behalf of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1997, and has won numerous awards for her research on the topic.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Box lunches may be purchased with advance registration. To register and purchase a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433. The lecture is presented by the Hancock Historical Museum, the Mazza Museum, and Visit Findlay.