Our Mission

Rowland Thomas & Rachel Gilpin Robinson

The mission of the museum is to connect visitors
with the human experience of the Underground Railroad
and with the lives of the four generations of Robinsons
who lived at Rokeby from 1793 to 1961.

In 2019, Rokeby Museum trustees enlarged the museum’s vision to include social advocacy. Guided by Rachel Gilpin and Rowland Thomas Robinson’s commitment to speaking truth to power, today’s Rokeby is committed to serving as a center for the exploration and discussion of contemporary social justice issues.