From time to time I may write about something that’s not entirely related to natural landscaping but gets me on my peach crate. This is one of them. On January 10, 2017 the US Department of the Interior (DOI) formally assigned the National Park Service (NPS) the responsibility for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York. This new park commemorates the work of Harriet Tubman who was active in women’s suffrage and other abolitionist and humanitarian causes.
Included in the park is Harriet Tubman’s home located on Parker Street along with two structures instrumental in her humanitarian work: the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church and the Rectory. All will now be managed by the NPS.
Earlier in 2014, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park was designated as a national historical park in Cambridge, Maryland. What a wonderful way to highlight the extraordinary legacy and life’s work of this remarkable woman — Harriet Tubman.