Series: Curiosity Kit: Abby Kelley Foster

Curiosity Kits inspire exploration and learning of history through place. These multi-piece resources include articles that explore historic places and provide educational activities for life-long learners. This kit focuses on the life and work of Abby Kelley Foster, an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Use this series to learn about her work with the Underground Railroad and how she inspired suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

  • Article 1: Places of Abby Kelley Foster

    Two-story brick building.

    This article explores some of the places associated with abolitionist Abby Kelley’s life, from her childhood education at an experimental Quaker school to her adulthood home where she helped freedom seekers on their journey out of slavery. Read more

  • Article 2: Learning from Abby Kelley Foster

    Two-story farm house.

    This article features educational activities related to the life and work of abolitionist and suffragist Abby Kelley Foster. Kelley used her house in Worcester, MA to hide freedom seekers on their journey north. Read more