News from the DNR Office of Communications

Maryland Park Service To Host Public Reception For Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

Annapolis, Md. (September 20, 2010) —  The Maryland Park Service will host a reception September 22 for citizens to learn more about the future Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. Guests can view displays of the visitor’s center and exhibit hall. Project architects, designers, park staff, partners, and members of the working group will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the park. The reception will take place at 6 p.m. on September 22 at the Harriet Tubman Organization Museum in Cambridge, Md.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is a 17-acre proposed State Park with a visitor’s center featuring stories of Harriet Tubman’s life growing up on the Eastern Shore, her daring escapes and civil rights advocacy. The State Park will also include a Memorial walking trail, reflection pond and pavilion. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is one of many exciting stops on the 150-mile Maryland segment of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

For more information, contact Matthew Ritter of the Maryland Park Service at 410-260-8158 or mritter@dnr.state.md.us.


   September 20, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov