Legends and Lore of the Gallatin Salines and the Crenshaw House
Featuring local historian and author Todd Carr
Jun 18, 2023
Open to the public
The Crenshaw Mansion, operated for many years as the tourist attraction known as the “Old Slave House,” has long been a source of local folklore and fascination.
Described as one of the “Most Haunted Houses in America”, the building served as home to John Hart Crenshaw, operator of the saltworks and allegedly a player in the reverse Underground Railroad.
Todd Carr will share some of these stories.
This event is part of the Spark! Places on Innovation exhibition in Equality, Illinois.
This event is brought to you by the Gallatin County Tourism Committee in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Illinois Humanities.
Gallatin County Tourism Committee