A stop on the Underground Rail Road?
1851 Riverbank Manor (the Caleb Clothier House c.1851) was one of the original homes established in Riverton by Philadelphia Quaker Abolitionists as part of a summer retreat colony on the Delaware River.
It is documented that early owners of this home strongly supported the Abolitionist Movement and participated actively in anti-slavery activities including the Underground Railroad (UGRR). Among many interesting facts was that William Still (founder of the UGRR) was Caleb Clothier’s bookkeeper.
Learn about Abolitionist homeowners and their beliefs in diversity and acceptance of everyone via River Manor Legacy (RML), a non-profit 501(c)(3) established to communicate the history and legacy of 1851 Riverbank Manor. In an effort to give back to our Riverton community, we are pleased to announce the River Manor Legacy (501.c.3) Communications Competition for 2018. …Read More