Our Mission Statement:

The Alliance Area Preservation Society promotes the preservation and restoration of historic structures in the Carnation City and maintains the Haines House Underground Railroad Museum.


Author who wrote about Alliance's Haines House
to speak at Rodman Library June 15 at 7:00 pm

Dr. Jeffrey S. Copeland, author of a new historic novel about an unusual abolitionist, will speak at Rodman Library on June 15 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. The book, which includes scenes taking place at Alliance's Haines House, is based on the author's extensive research into the activities of John Fairfield.

Copeland is a professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches courses in literature and English Education. He has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia., an M.A. from Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire will be the focus for his program. It was his research on the Haines House for his book that first brought Copeland to Alliance.

Copeland has also authored numerous books, including Young Adult Literature: A Contemporary Reader, Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII, and Shell Games: The Life and Times of Pearl McGill, Industrial Spy and Pioneer Labor Activist.


Jul 5 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 1 – 3 pm
Aug 1 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 10 am – Noon
Aug 2 – Haines House – Open for Tours – 1 – 3 pm


The Haines House is located at 186 West Market Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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