Join the Journey: Harriet Tubman Centennial Celebration
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Commemorate the centennial celebration of the life and legacy of Maryland native and American hero Harriet Tubman.
Saturday, March 9
(off-site parking and shuttle begins at 9:00am)
Featuring the Centennial Celebration, ribbon cutting for the Underground Railroad Byway and groundbreaking of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park.
Harriet Tubman Centennial Celebration: To mark 100 years since Harriet Tubman's passing, her homeland on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has launched a yearlong celebration of her life and legacy in 2013. Centennial events will happen throughout the year to remember this famed “conductor” of the Underground Railroad who led more than 70 enslaved people to freedom, served as a Civil War spy and nurse, and fought for women’s rights.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway – This 125-mile driving tour across Dorchester and Caroline Counties continues on through Delaware and features a number of interpreted wayside pull-offs, which showcase significant Tubman and Underground Railroad stories and events.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park – Located near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, this park will be a major attraction and orientation point along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Slated to open in 2014, the park will feature a visitor center with interactive exhibits, trails, a pavilion and Tubman memorial.
Partners Include -
America's Byways, Department of Interior, Department of Natural Resources, Dorchester County Office of Tourism, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Heritage Area, Maryland Office of Tourism, National Park Services, Tourism Office of Caroline County, State Highway Administration, US Fish and Wildlife Service
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