Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad
This summer I got the amazing privilege to intern at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Cambridge, Maryland. The monumnet has not opened however, there is still much work get done in anticipation for its opening 2016-2017. My first week as an intern has been busy but so rewarding! Part of my internship will be working at the Museum Resource Center where I can engage in research and archival work. I will also be joining with the National Parks Service to create Jr Ranger packets for the Harriet Tubman Memorial site. In preparation, this week my supervisor and I have been visiting different NPS sites to connect with local rangers to discuss their knowledge and hopes for their particular site. In addition, I have reviewed past Jr Ranger packets that will help me develop successful components that can be used in the Jr Ranger packet for my Tubman site that include historical activities and interesting facts.
The Harriet Tubman Memorial is also connected with Network to Freedom. A significant figure in the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad was Frederick Douglass. My visit to his house was an eye opening experience. I’ve known only the public side of this man and to see his personal side through his home was incredible. Some of his original artifacts were still in place.
We visited the Harriet Tubman Organization: