The Choptank River Lighthouse will host an opening reception from 10am to 12:30pm on June 24 for their new exhibit, “View from the Lighthouse: The Underground Railroad.” The reception is free and open to the public.
Housed on the second floor, the exhibit looks out over the scenes visible in all four directions from the Lighthouse and shows how they relate to the stories of Dorchester Country native Harriet Tubman and other passengers and conductors on the Underground Railroad with local roots in the 1800s.
The Lighthouse will be open to visitors on June 24 from 9am to 6pm, with the reception from 1am to 12:30pm. The lighthouse is located at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in Cambridge, MD.
On the same day at 1pm, there will be a talk by John Miller on “Amazing Grace: Sailing into Slavery, Sailing onto Freedom,” about the grueling experiences by all aboard the slave ships in the 1700s and 1800s. The free talk happens at the Richardson Maritime Museum, just a few blocks from the lighthouse at 401 High Street, Cambridge.
In addition, the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in downtown Cambridge will be open to visitors that day as well. That museum is located at 424 Race Street, two blocks from the Richardson Maritime Museum.