About Rokeby

“unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”

From 1793 to 1961, Rokeby was home to four generations of Robinsons — a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors. Today, the Robinson family’s home is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. Rokeby is among the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country, one the National Park Service has described as:

“unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity
and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”

Telling those stories is at the center of the Museum’s mission, which is to “connect visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed this land for nearly 200 years.” 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.

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FREE Storytime on Tuesday, July 16, at 3:30 PM! 

Theme: Accessibility!

People move around differently: we walk and use wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. We’ll discuss movement and what makes a building fair or unfair. Activities include reading aloud, discussion, and drawing.

Rokeby offers FREE, anti-bias-themed family storytimes on third Thursdays during the summer. Grab a blanket and spread out under the locust trees (rain location available). Admission to Rokeby is free on Tuesdays after 1:00 p.m.

Explore our racial learning children’s room, exhibits, grounds, and story walk. Learning themes are designed for children ages 3-7, but babies, toddlers, and everyone are welcome.

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Are you looking for something to do on the Fourth of July? Rokeby Museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, and tours of the historic house run at 11 AM and 2 PM. 

Image: Young girl with an American flag by Rachael Robinson Elmer, c.1889

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☀ Attention! There are a few spots open at Rokeby Theater Camp! ☀
Find out more here: https://rokeby.org/event/rokeby-theater-camp/

Camp is...
🎭Hard work

Camp builds...
🌱Creative thinking
🌱Team building
🌱Stage experience

🧑‍🎨Create Something Together at Rokeby Theater Camp🧑‍🎨
It's time to start thinking about Pie!

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s extravaganza will take place on Sunday, August 11th from 1-4pm, and you're invited to join the fun! Expect a delightful afternoon filled with live music, exciting raffles, and scrumptious pies!

This isn’t just any day; it's the museum's most anticipated event of the year, and we need YOU to make it even more spectacular. Our success lies in the hands of brilliant home bakers who generously donate their delicious pies. Every pie sold directly supports the Rokeby Museum.

Would you like to contribute a pie (or a dozen)? 🍰 Simply fill out the brief form below, and I'll provide you with all the details.

Thank you for being a part of our community, and happy baking! 🥳

Warmest regards,
~Garrett Anderson, Pie Social Coordinator