Historical Society Docuseries

Our Newest Documentary

See the newest documentary, The 1846 Blodgett House, by Jim Toth of Node Films. Jim produced the film with the help of the Downers Grove Museum and the Downers Grove Historical Society.

It features early residents and abolitionists Israel and Avis Blodgett, their home, and the role they played in helping escaped slaves reach freedom through Underground Railroad. Their home, built in 1846, is now part of the Downers Grove Museum and a registered member of the National Parks Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

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