Among the list of prominent African American abolitionists, social reformers, and civil rights advocates are several figures with deep Maryland roots. Join us as we discuss the lives and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass—an accomplished writer and diplomat in addition to his notable work as an abolitionist; Harriet Tubman – who not only led scores of slaves to freedom using the Underground Railroad but served as a spy and a nurse during the Civil War; and Francis Harper – a free black suffragist, poet, and committed abolitionist. Discover the lesser known stories behind these inspirational freedom fighters and gain an appreciation for the legacy of resistance and progressive reform they left behind.
Explore the current tools and techniques used for the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. As an emerging area of historic preservation, planning and policy for historic roads presents new challenges for the historic preservation professional. Learn how to apply transportation policies to historic roads, balance safety and function with historic preservation objectives, and build awareness and new constituencies for the legacy of highway design in the United States.
Maryland Day is Maryland’s Birthday! It commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clement’s Island. The Four Rivers State Heritage Area organizes over 40 events plus 20 shopping discounts to celebrate Maryland’s Birthday at cultural, heritage, environmental and shopping locations in Anne Arundel County.