I love that story (rumor). While there is no clear evidence to say that it is true, there is evidence to say it is not. As much as this congregation was deeply involved in abolition, that part of our history would have taken place in our former meeting house which stood where the current town hall is now located. Seeing as the current sanctuary was dedicated on March 1 of 1865 and the Civil War ended five weeks later, the building would have been built at too late a date to have been used in the underground railroad. There is evidence of a former tunnel under the sanctuary. I have been told that it was a ventilation shaft for a cheese factory. I’m not sure that is true either, but it sure is a lot less exciting if it is.