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Tubman Banquet is March 14

The Harriet Tubman Banquet celebrates the life of a freedom fighter, scout, spy, nurse and abolitionist born in Dorchester County, Maryland. The banquet begins at 2:45pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High Street in Cambridge, Maryland. The theme is “Harriet Ross Tubman is Coming Home – We Thank You.” Honorees include Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Barbara Mikulski; Representative Andy Harris, and Former Governor Martin O’Malley. The event is sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Organization, Inc. Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple. Contact person for ticket info and reservations is Donald Pinder at 410-228-0401 or 410-330-1185.

 

Lots to celebrate

There's a lot to celebrate as we get ready to mark 102 years since the passing of Harriet Ross Tubman. Her inspiration and influence continue to grow. In late 2014, U.S. Congress designated lands on Maryland's Eastern Shore to be the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park -- the first national park in the country to honor an African American woman. Actually, there are two parks; the second is in Auburn, New York, where Harriet spent her later life. Also in 2014, a new bronze bust of Harriet Tubman was created. It now resides in the Maryland Governor's residence -- and it's the first bust of an African American to be displayed there. Join in the celebration in March through the annual Harriet Tubman Banquet on March 14 in Cambridge, Maryland. Keep up with all the news on the Tubman Byway Facebook page.


 

Harriet Tubman in a Modern Context

Is it just us or is Harriet Tubman suddenly everywhere? We are witnessing a popular culture explosion in movies, television and social media referencing Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in exciting and unexpected ways. How is Tubman remembered? How do we talk about her today? How do we make sense of Tubman's relationship to the world and environment in which she lived?

The National Park Service, Dorchester County Historical Society, and the Harriet Tubman Organization invite you join us in the first of the Global, Green, and Aware series of community conversations revealing modern Harriet Tubman and her life and legacy on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge, MD. John Rudy, Interpretation Specialist from the Stephen A. Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry, WV, will serve as our moderator.

We provide the drinks and light bites, you bring the conversation.

Learn more about the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument.

   

National Park honoring Tubman moves forward

Big news! We are thrilled that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to create the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park! The Senate is expected to approve it as well. And once President Obama signs it, we'll have two national parks --- one here on Maryland's Eastern Shore and one in Auburn, New York, where Harriet Tubman lived for many years before her death. Read more here in this story from the Star-Democrat: http://bit.ly/15SBZSE
 

Public meeting on Tubman National Monument

Learn the latest on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument at a meeting with Senator Ben Cardin on Friday, May 16. The meeting will include news on the implementation of the National Monument (located right here in Dorchester County, MD) and a legislative update on the Tubman Parks Bill. Open to all.

Josh Klein, the Senator's Administrative Assistant will moderate the meeting. The National Parks Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will make presentations to explain the National Monument implementation process and what it means for local residents.

What: Public Meeting about the Implementation of the National Monument and legislative update on the Tubman Parks Bill.

Who: Josh Klein, Senator Cardin's Legislative Assistant; Officials from USFWS and NPS Headquarters

Where: Chesapeake College, 416-418 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613 (map)

When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Friday May 16 2014.

   

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