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It's nightfall, March 5, 1859. The place: The woods and fields of rural Northeast Ohio, a hotbed of abolitionist activity. The plot: Runaway slaves make a break for freedom via the Underground Railroad. The players? You and your fellow visitors to Hale Farm & Village, the outdoor living history museum in Bath. That, in a nutshell, is what's in store tonight at Hale, as costumed interpreters lead visitors down A Fugitive's Path: Escape on the Underground Railroad. Now in its 12th year, the acclaimed 90-minute program brings history up close and personal in a way no textbook can. Tonight's adventure begins at 6 p.m.; participants are advised to dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. Admission is $18, and advance reservations are required at 330-666-3711. The program continues weekends through April 16. For more information, go to wrhs.org/index.php/hale. Hale Farm & Village is at 2686 Oak Hill Rd. in Bath. — Niehaus