Friday, March 10, 2017

Governor Hogan Commemorates Harriet Tubman Visitor Center

Governor Larry Hogan Commemorates Grand Opening of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Governor Commits to Full Funding of Harriet Tubman Statue on State House Grounds

ANNAPOLIS, MD – In honor of Harriet Tubman Day, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. The governor joined nearly 500 guests for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including descendants of Harriet Ross Tubman, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and county and state officials. Harriet Tubman Day is celebrated annually, both nationally and in Maryland, on March 10.

Governor Hogan also reaffirmed his continued support for erecting a Harriet Tubman statue on the State House grounds in Annapolis, and pledged to commit any necessary funding to see the project to completion. Currently, $300,000 is allocated in the administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the project.

“Harriet Tubman's contributions to our state and nation transcend race, gender, nationality, and religion, and her legacy continues to inspire others to this day,” said Governor Hogan. "This visitor center is yet another way to honor this Maryland hero and serves as an invitation to all people to learn more about Harriet Tubman and how her acts of determination, courage, and selflessness impacted our nation.” 

The park grounds include seventeen acres of parkland, legacy garden, recreational pavilion, as well as the new visitor center, which contains informative and educational exhibits to commemorate the life and lasting legacy of Harriet Tubman. The state, through the departments of Commerce and Natural Resources, is working together with the National Park Service and Dorchester County at this shared site to recognize and memorialize Tubman as an American hero and civil rights icon.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is a state-of-the-art LEED-certified facility managed in partnership by the Maryland Park Service and National Park Service. It houses an exhibit hall that features immersive displays, an information desk, a research library, and museum store. The site also serves as the new headquarters for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, a National Park Service program. Admission is free.

“Harriet Tubman began her life as a slave right here in Maryland and is now known to the world as an abolitionist, humanitarian, and hero,” said Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. “With the opening of this impressive facility, the achievements of Harriet Tubman will be on display for Marylanders and visitors alike and preserved for generations to come.”

The visitor center serves as a gateway to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The byway was designated in 2008 as one of the best scenic and historic driving tours in the nation. It takes visitors to cultural and historic sites in one of the most pristine 18th century agrarian landscapes in the country. The designation was a key factor in the awarding of $8.5 million in Transportation Enhancement Funds and $1.6 million in National Scenic Byway funds by the Maryland Department of Transportation.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park opens to the public on Saturday, March 11. The grand opening weekend includes a variety of special programs and guest speakers, click here for more information.

 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about celebrating the Confederate Flag larry.

Anonymous said...

I sick of all this slavery BS

Anonymous said...

who gives a shit.

Anonymous said...

Ought to commemorate the slave owners. Without them the blacks would have nothing to bitch about!!!!

George Garvin said...

Mr. 12:41pm thank you for being a racist!!! It's amazing that you would make such a bold statement against a race!! You are definitely a coward and a idiot. Just in case you don't know it's 2017!!!!

George Garvin said...

SMH!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah but its your thug race that thinks uts still 400 yrs ago bitching and moaning so if you hate America Move back to A F R I C A

Anonymous said...

Harriet Tubman broke the law, and now we celebrate?

Anonymous said...

YAWN!!

Is anyone else sick of Marc Kilmer tweeting this crap. I had to delete him.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about celebrating the Confederate Flag larry.

March 11, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Larry Hogan is sucking up to the black vote. He doesn't give a rats ass about Confederate-Americans or Southerners.

Anonymous said...

Ignorant 8:05 PM. Maybe if you knew your history better you would see that the black slave traders who sold these slaves should also be commemorated. Not a racist but I am a REALIST so stop your whining and bitching and just accept the truth! All of this is really about is money so your no different than the slave traders. By the way, never owned a slave but sure do get an earful from whining blacks who think they're owed something. If you don't like here, then leave. Your whining and bitching won't be missed!!

Anonymous said...

Not a coward. The only cowards I know are the blacks trying to make a profit from history. The only thing that concerns the whining, groaning and bitching blacks is what the profit margin will be. Their whole motive for reliving slavery is pure greed! SO THE REAL RACIST ARE THER BLACKS LOOKING TO TURN A PROFIT AT EVERY TURN. It's so sad to see a race that can only survive be recreating the past. Maybe it's time to blame the blacks instead of he whites. They seem to have market cornered on violent crime, drugs and depravity. If it wasn't for black on black crime, the newspaper wouldn't be in business. Sorry to tell the truth but the facts and numbers don't lie. Look at the major cities and just see the deterioration of our sociey and then tell us what race i at the core of the decay!!