The Harriet Tubman Museum, located just miles from where Harriet grew up in Dorchester County, Maryland, was established by the Harriet Tubman Organization; they strive to truly captivate the essence of culture for Harriet as she faced slavery, adversity, and inequality. The museum offers a unique and sentimental frame of mind as they honor Harriet Tubman with memorials, tours to specific places impactful to her life, museum displays, educational exhibits, and celebrations.
As Harriet Tubman lived a life of bravery and courage, the
Harriet Tubman Museum was built in order to commemorate her honorable life. The
Harriet Tubman Organization, founded in the 1980’s, desired to fully captivate
the essence of her legacy by offering a museum and education center that would
provide insightful information to all.
The museum is located in Dorchester County, Maryland just a
few miles from where Harriet lived. It offers memorials, tours, museum
displays, and educational exhibits all portraying the experiences Harriet would
undergo throughout her life. Harriet Tubman was an advocate of equality, as she
fought for freedom. “After growing up on the Brodess Farm in Bucktown in
Dorchester County, Tubman later escaped from slavery and returned 13 times to
lead other enslaved people to freedom using the secret network of people and
sites known as the Underground Railroad. She later served as a Civil War spy
and nurse, a suffragist, and a humanitarian.
In addition to the museum, the Harriet Tubman Organization
holds various events throughout the year in order to commemorate this fearless,
strong, brave Civil Rights advocate. They hold a memorial banquet each March,
and host historical discussion conferences.
The organization hopes to inspire society, and to recognize
the distinguishable life of Harriet Tubman as she was a pivotal character that
played an impactful role during the Civil Rights Movement. The museum and
educational center continually work to improve and enhance the exhibits by
community involvement as well as research.