What: Relatives of Harriet Tubman, the prominent Underground Railroad conductor who was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland will host a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tubman Memorial Garden located in Dorchester County. Did you know? The garden has a two-sided mural that depicts Tubman on one side and Stewart's Canal on the other. It was painted by Charles E.T. Ross, one of the Tubman family members. A reception follows at New Revelation Baptist Church, 711 Bradley Avenue in Cambridge.This event kicks off the centennial commemoration of Tubman's passing and Maryland's observance of Black History Month.
Who:The ceremony is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013 starts at 1 p.m.
Where: Tubman Memorial Garden ~ Route 50, Cambridge, MD 21613 check more details; as the garden is located near the intersection of Route 343 (Washington Street) and Route 50 (across from Food Lion).
FYI: Because space is limited, please RSVP by e-mail here, or call 800-522-TOUR (8687) or 410-228-1000.
Did you know? Native Americans roamed and settled the land known as today’s Dorchester County centuries ago, until travelers from England came to the area in the mid-1600s under land grants from Lord Baltimore.
Did you know? Dorchester County was recognized as a county in 1669. Dorchester County, having received its moniker in honor of the Earl of Dorset.