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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

The Wednesday before Christmas Dan and I took a mini vacation to Cambridge, MD.  Before we checked in at the Hyatt we visited this Historic Park dedicated to Harriet Tubman who was born near here.  Lucky for us it was before the government shutdown because this place is likely closed now.

It was a windswept day as you can see from the clouds.  The site is fairly new.  I think I remember it being dedicated by President Obama.

Inside the exhibits are gripping, charting Tubman's life and her incredible dedication to bringing slaves to freedom.

Dan and I were in Auburn, NY last spring.  Now I wish we had visited her home there which is also a historic museum.  I guess it's a reason to return to Auburn soon.

Looking forward to seeing this $20 bill in another year.

Update on my surgery.  
Pathology report came back benign. Energy level increasing every day and belly pain is lessening but feeling limited in what I can do and for how long.  I have not tried to drive yet, though there is no restriction on that.


Tom said...

...the next time you are in Upstate New York, stop by the Harriet Tubman house and grave in Auburn. I'm not holding my breath with Donny in the White House and the twenty dollar bill. Hope that you get better everyday.

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful museum! Harriet Tubman is quite a well-known hero in South Carolina and there is a bridge named after her that we travel over very often. Here is a link to her story in South Carolina which i think you might enjoy reading. https://wpde.com/news/videos/sc-bridge-named-for-abolitionist-harriet-tubman

Marcia said...

Cynthia, one of the exhibits featured that Civil War battle/skirmish and Tubman's role in it.

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad your health is improving. Steady progress is the answer Marcia. Very interesting museum

Latane Barton said...

What an interesting place. Glad you and hubby got away for a few days. Hope you feel better really soon.

KB said...

Lovely photos

Lady Fi said...

What a remarkable woman she ewas!

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