Legends and Lore of the Gallatin Salines and the Crenshaw House

Featuring local historian and author Todd Carr


Jun 18, 2023


Shawnee Communications
120 W Lane St
Equality, IL 62934


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.

Hickory Hill Front

Crenshaw Mansion a.k.a. Old Slave House

This event is part of the Spark! Places on Innovation exhibition in Equality, Illinois.

Attend the exhibits and other events in the lecture series.

This event is brought to you by the Gallatin County Tourism Committee in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Illinois Humanities.
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