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- Multiple Days: 03/11/2017, 03/12/2017
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On March 11-12, 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will open to the public.
Visitors are invited to enjoy a weekend of activities exploring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman on the very landscape where she grew up, formed her ideals and strong family connections, escaped to freedom, and returned to lead her friends and family out of bondage. Participate in special programs, and explore the film and exhibits featured inside the visitor center.
March 11 (Saturday) and March 12 (Sunday) marks the official opening to the public and will be two full days of activities with a performance by NPS Centennial Poet Laureate Dr. Sonia Sanchez followed by a writing workshop; choir concert with local community churches and nearby university choirs, Junior Ranger activities, performances by Millicent Sparks (Harriet Tubman living historian); interpretive presentations from the senior architect about “The View North” design concept of the Visitor Center; scholars providing Harriet Tubman lectures, ongoing tours of the Visitor Center exhibit and landscape and much more.
The visitor center opening is made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service, the Maryland State Park Service, the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, and other supporting agencies.
Check back for more details in the coming weeks.