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Annual Conference

Parson's Creek

Stewarts Canal, Parson's Creek, near Madison, MD.  Seven Mile Canal hand dug and built by free and enslaved labor between 1810 and 1830.  Originally used to transport timber and agricultural goods out of nearby forests and fields of area landowners to the Chesapeake Bay.  The Jacob Jackson Site, now part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Site is nearby.



Tentative Date and Location:

May 18-21, 2017
Cambridge, Maryland.  More Details to Follow


Call for Proposals
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Diane Miller, National Program Manager, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, 410-221-2290, x 1111 or /diane_miller@nps.gov 


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Past Conferences:


September 10-15, 2007
Georgetown, Kentucky
September 15-20, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 16-19, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 28-31, 2010
Topeka, Kansas
June 15-18, 2011
Clermont County, Ohio (Cincinnati)
June 20-24, 2012
St. Augustine, Florida
June 19-22, 2013
Little Rock, Arkansas
 July 16-20, 2014
Detroit, Michigan 

June 13-16, 2016                                                     Hilton Head Island, South Carolina