"People, in general, are not aware about what the Underground Railroad is, what they talk about, what they've accomplished — it's very exciting."
Morrow said the organization "will enlighten a lot of people."
Papson agrees that the Visitors Center will increase knowledge and help the Underground Railroad Association continue to grow.
"People are starting to come forward with their stories," he said. "We're getting connections to the history — living connections. That's why having a center like this is really important."