Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (part 1 of 2)

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Meet Mary Dennard-Turner, part of the Maryland Park Service staff at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center located in Church Creek (Dorchester County) Maryland.

An area native. For several years she has been an active member of the local heritage preservation society. She was retired when the Maryland Park Service approached her to work as a greeter at the visitor center. She said when she retired as a corrections officer she told herself she’d never wear another uniform again. Yet, there she was, complemented by that beautiful white, green and red Maryland Park Service seal; one of the first faces to greet a few groups and I when we entered the visitor center on Tuesday.

She shared she had just crossed over the 1 year mark as a seasonal employee and is enjoying herself.

More on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center to come.

Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resource Directory: Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

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Deanna Mitchell was one of the speakers at this year’s Black History Month event held at the Department of the Interior. It was there that it was announced she had been named Superintendent of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

added Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park to our

Cultural & Natural Resource Directory