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Governor Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Celebrate Harriet Tubman’s 200th Birthday

Governor Larry Hogan announced that in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Harriet Tubman and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, family-friendly programs during the weekend of March 12 to 13. “Harriet Tubman dedicated her life in selfless service to others and the cause of freedom,” said Governor Hogan. “This year, as we celebrate her 200th birthday, we hope that even more Marylanders and visitors from across the country will take time to learn about the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad and her years-long struggle to lead countless slaves to their freedom.” Located near Harriet Tubman’s birthplace in Dorchester County, the park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and houses an exhibit hall, immersive displays, a museum store, and an information desk. Throughout this celebration weekend and the rest of the year, the park’s expert staff, known as “Team Tubman,” are hosting special programs to honor the life and legacy of the abolitionist and suffragist. Throughout the month of March, the park will display numerous artifacts from Tubman’s life—many in public for the first time—including […]

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