British-American Institute

The British-American Institute of Science and Industry was a school started in 1842 by Josiah Henson near Dresden, Western District, Canada West, Province of Canada, as part of the Dawn Settlement, a community of fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada. The institute was a school for all ages designed to provide a general education and teacher training. For a short period it was a manual labor school. It was taken over by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1849. The school closed down in 1868. The site of the school is encompassed today by the Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site.

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  • "The History". Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site. Retrieved 2010-06-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site (Dresden)". Ontario Heritage Trust. 2008-07-30. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2010-06-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 42°35′00″N 82°11′50″W / 42.58333°N 82.19722°W / 42.58333; -82.19722