Tubman Art Exhibit Featuring the Work of Mark Priest 312013May
Artist Mark Priest has spent more than a decade tracing the routes of the Underground Railroad and researching the life of Harriet Tubman. As part of the Tubman Centennial in 2013, his powerful, vibrant series of drawings and paintings are being shown at the Museum of Rural Life in Denton, Maryland—not far from where Tubman likely passed through on her escapes to freedom. The Mark Priest exhibit continues through August 31, 2013. The museum is located at 16 North 2nd Street in Denton. For more about the exhibit call the Caroline Office of Tourism at 410.479.0655.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference 052013October
Tubman historians, researchers, and fans gather in Tubman’s homeland of Cambridge, Maryland, for this third annual conference on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, 2013. The keynote speaker is internationally known genealogist, author, and lecturer Tony Burroughs. More information at TubmanUGRR.net.
Nanticoke River Jamboree: Waterway to Freedom
This family-friendly festival celebrates the Nanticoke River. The 2013 Jamboree will feature Harriet Tubman through a living history re-enactment, along with other slavery dramatic presentations. The all-day event, on the grounds of the historic Handsell House near Vienna, Maryland, also features opportunities for paddling and cycling. Find out more.