Special Musical Event at Mexico’s Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum

The Star Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum on 3250 Main Street (across from the Kwik Fill Gas Station) is proud to be the hosts for a unique musical afternoon on Sunday, September 15 from 2 to 4.

Fresh from a concert at Chimney Corner, Ansted, WV, and a music festival in Galax, VA, The Fox and Hound return to Mexico NY with their mix of original, country, and bluegrass music. Fox and Hound are better known locally as musical partners Omen Sade (mandolin/vocals) and Mary Ashton Spearen (guitar/vocals). They will reprise music that was part of their street set in Paris, the “City of Light.” After their stop in Mexico, NY (Sade’s home town) the Fox and Hound will return to Paris for another year of study and performing. They look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends at their upcoming show. Join them for an afternoon of music, enjoy pie and ice cream, and learn more about their adventures and, of course, the history of the Starr Clark Tin Shop and its role in the Underground Railroad.

The newly opened museum in the 1827 Federal-style building served many purposes over the years. It was the working tin shop of Starr Clark and during that time it was the headquarters of the Underground Railroad in Mexico. The Tin Shop is on the National Register of Historical Places, listed on Network to Freedom, and on the Underground Railroad Trail, mentioned in Smithsonian and in other documentaries.

The event is open to the public. The cost for Mexico Historical members and students is $10 and $12 for non-members with the proceeds going to fund the Star Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum. For more information call 315-963-3891 or email sanscott@gmail.com.d