The Maryland Guide • 2-13-20
Celebrate Black History Month at
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Weekends in February Oer Inspiring Programs
In celebration of Black History
Month, Harriet Tubman Underground
Railroad State Park and
Visitor Center invites everyone
to free, family-friendly programs
every Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday in February.
e park, located near Harriet
Tubman’s birthplace in Dorchester
County, and houses an exhibit
hall, immersive displays, a gi store, and an information desk. roughout the
month, the park’s expert sta known as “Team Tubman” will lead special programs to
honor the life and legacy of the abolitionist and suragette.
Each Friday – Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 – programs will begin at 10 a.m., noon, and 4
p.m. with a ranger-led introduction highlighting the symbolism of the park and visitor
center. At 2 p.m., the program, “e Preponderance of Poverty,” explores the causes of
poverty and what can be done about it.
Each Saturday – Feb. 8, 15, 22, and 29 – everyone can join rangers for “Mancala!
Mancala! Mancala!” at 11 a.m. — an opportunity to learn the board game that takes a
minute to learn and a lifetime to master. Visitors can also create their own game board.
On two Saturdays — Feb. 15 and 29 — the park will feature “Raptors and Reptiles of
Dorchester County” at 2 p.m. Since Tubman’s time in Dorchester County, the landscape
has remained relatively unchanged; the department’s Scales & Tales program
will oer a lesson on the natural landscape and native wildlife she would have encountered.
Each Sunday – Feb. 9, 16, and 23 – “Story Time with Mama Mary,” at 11 a.m. explores
the concept of self-liberation through engaging storytelling and self-reection with
Ranger “Mama Mary” Dennard. Visitors will enjoy a moment of meditation — and
come away with an awareness of how far society has come since Tubman’s time, and
how far we still have to go.
e Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, soon to
begin its fourth year of operation, has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors from
70 countries and territories and all 50 states. is state-of-the-art, green facility is
managed in partnership with the National Park Service.
4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day)