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John Crenshaw and Old Slave House Presentation to be held at Shawneetown Library

If you’re a history buff and appreciate even the darker side of southeastern Illinois history, you may want to make plans to attend an upcoming presentation in Shawneetown.  A partnership between the Gallatin County Historical Society and the Shawneetown Public Library will bring Todd Carr to the library on Monday, October 16th from 6pm – 7pm.  Carr will give a presentation on John Crenshaw and the Old Slave House.  The library is located at 320 Lincoln Boulevard in Shawneetown.  For more information, call (618) 269 – 3761.

  1. Ginny Davis
    Ginny Davis
    October 11, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Would like to attend but unfortunately work schedule won’t allow me too. Maybe a weekend presentation???

  2. Jennifer Hale
    Jennifer Hale
    October 11, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    I would love to attend, but my work schedule won’t work with day and time. Maybe a weekend presentation???

  3. Louise
    October 11, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    Daytime would be nice for elderly

  4. Kent McDermott
    Kent McDermott
    October 12, 2023 at 10:50 am

    Live stream it!

    • Becky Clinton
      Becky Clinton
      October 12, 2023 at 9:38 pm


  5. Cheryl
    October 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Would like to attend but that is far. Is zoom available?

  6. Joyce
    October 12, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I would love to hear this! Any chance of it being live-streamed? Too far to come.

  7. Smith Vickie
    Smith Vickie
    October 12, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    I have tried many times to be able to see the old slave house but my husband didn’t want me to get arrested. I teach a cla** on Monday nights, but I would have loved to have come

  8. Tannahill Jackie
    Tannahill Jackie
    October 12, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Live stream would be awesome.

  9. Greg Roberts
    Greg Roberts
    October 12, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    When I was a kid right before it closed to tours I got the privilege to going inside and it dies live up to its reputation as being a hot spot for paranormal activities. This place is what got me interested in the paranormal as well as the history of Southern Illinois

  10. Doug and Betty Lawrence
    Doug and Betty Lawrence
    October 12, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    We visited the old Crenshaw slave house in past, would love to attend meeting, but may not be able to get away. Please let us know if zoom will be available. Thanks

  11. Doris
    October 12, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    I would love to hear this but too far away. Is it to be live-streamed?

  12. Vicki May
    Vicki May
    October 12, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    My husband is going to attend but I can’t. Is there a chance it will be recorded and archived? Live streamed and the stream available later for viewing (my church does this every Sunday)? I really want to see the presentation but I have to teach a cla** on the evening of the presentation.

  13. Lana
    October 12, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Would love to hear it! To far away and couldn’t make it on time from work. When younger by it several times. My grandparents, great uncle and aunt toured it—way back.

  14. June
    October 12, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    We visited it many, many years ago with our kids back when it was open to the public. Very interesting place.

  15. Aaron Hopfinger
    Aaron Hopfinger
    October 13, 2023 at 12:41 am

    I would love to see this but Monday night with travel makes it impossible. We toured that place when I was in school! Creepy!

  16. Barbara Gwaltney
    Barbara Gwaltney
    October 13, 2023 at 1:04 am

    I got to go in and visit it several times when I was younger I even had pictures upstairs in the slave cells taken….it was a great experience….shame people still can’t visit….it’s a huge part of our history…people should be able to see….

  17. Tammy Arlt
    Tammy Arlt
    October 13, 2023 at 7:48 am

    I missed this but would love to see it if you present again please let me know

  18. Gail
    October 13, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Weekend date??

  19. Tracy
    October 13, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Can you make a video of the presentation online available afterward? I would love to see it but can’t make that day.

  20. Kimberly Davis
    Kimberly Davis
    October 13, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Would to attend a live stream! We used to go there in the 70s!

  21. Valerie Hill
    Valerie Hill
    October 14, 2023 at 10:55 am

    I have been inside of this many times before it closed to public. Sad that it’s not a part of the States Historical Society and kept open to see such history. Past history let’s us remember not to go backwards and to proceed for future and better things for all of mankind.


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