Tubman Visitor's Center Opens, But Climate Change Looms

Mar 10, 2017

Harriet Tubman
Credit historical photo

In southern Dorchester County climate change is threatening one of the most important historic sites on the Lower Eastern Shore.

It’s the property that saw the enslavement of Harriet Tubman who escaped bondage only to return to the region to free other slaves.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the land designated as part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad could eventually wind up being underwater.

The forecast comes as official celebrate the grand opening of the site’s $22 million visitor center tomorrow.

The park acts as a starting point for Tubman’s part in the Underground Railroad which provided a way for slaves to escape to the north.

There will be a host of activities this weekend with a lecture by her chief biographer along with guided tours of the grounds.