The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference, held annually in Cambridge, MD in early June since 2010, is being nominated as a program.Dorchester County embraces a landscape similar to the way it was when the Underground Railroad was operating on the Eastern Shore during the Nineteenth Century.The intention of the Conference is to bring together community, historians, researchers, educators, genealogists and artists to "Put the Pieces Together" regarding the Underground Railroad story.
Presenters and participants come from across the country to present workshops, to learn and share ideas and to participate in this interactive conference. They provide their documentation regarding Underground Railroad flight stories/individuals who assisted and routes that may have been used – both water and land. Noted scholars are selected as keynote speakers to set the stage of a topic such as genealogy.Up to thirty workshop leaders engage participants in their research. People just starting their research are recognized, as are those who have made Underground Railroad history their life work.The conference provides updates on the state park development, the national monument status and potential national park status.The conference is managed by committed volunteers who have made this a community commitment.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 5624 Belle Aire Road, East New Market, Dorchester, 21613
Contact Information: 410-228- 1064 (main phone)
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: : Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference Committee
Location Type: Program