Harriet Tubman's Escape Through Seaford Walking Tour

The Seaford Museum announces the annual walking tour commemorating the  Harriet Tubman’s “Tilly” Escape using the Steamboat KENT to bring an escaping slave, Tilly, from Baltimore down the Nanticoke and then up to Seaford and then north to freedom in Canada in 1856.  The walking tour will be led by the Seaford Museum Curator, Jim Blackwell, who researched the escape and submitted it for approval by the National Park Service to be accepted as one of the valid Tubman escapes during the Underground Railroad period.  The walking tour will start at 3 p.m. on March 10th, Harriet Tubman Day, from the lobby of the museum and proceed down to the river where the Baltimore steamboat landed, and then up to Gateway Park area of the hotel where they spent the night, to walk in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman.  The group will then see the interpretation of the escape in the museum’s Harriet Tubman exhibit where copies of pictures of the details of the escape, as well as Dorfman models of the two characters, are enclosed. This walking tour is a free museum activity to mark the life of this local American heroine.



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