Art Mraz (left), Frontier Heritage Historical Society, is thanked by Rotarian Wayne Troicke, Program Host.

Art Mraz, Frontier Heritage Historical Society, spoke about the Friends Church history from its beginnings, when build by the Haines family and their Quaker friends in 1859-1860, to its present day status as the oldest still-standing church in Fort Fairfield and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Art also noted that there is ample physical evidence as well as oral history to substantiate the church’s use as the last Underground Railroad way station used by slaves, prior to and during the Civil War, when escaping to freedom in Canada.