Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, A One-Woman Show

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, A One-Woman Show


As part of the Untapped History Series, the Delaware Historical Society presents Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, a one-woman show featuring well-known reenactor Kathryn Harris, on Friday March 24, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Delaware History Museum. An interactive version of Pictionary will follow with drinks and light refreshments provided.  Ages 21 and over.

Kathryn Harris will portray Harriet Tubman, the renowned African American civil rights activist and abolitionist, who risked her life to guide hundreds of slaves escaping to freedom, through a secret network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad in the 1850s.

Harris, the retired Director of Library Services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, has been portraying Harriet Tubman for audiences across the country since the 1990s.

In addition to the performance, guests will have the opportunity to see related objects from the Delaware Historical Society collection and enjoy a game of Pictionary with other history enthusiasts!  Admission is $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Reservations requested. Call 302-655-7161 or email deinfo@dehistory.org.


About the Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society owns and operates the Delaware History Museum; the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage; a nationally recognized Research Library; Old Town Hall; Willingtown Square, four 18th-century houses surrounding a picturesque urban courtyard located in downtown Wilmington; and the Read House & Gardens located in historic New Castle, a National Historic Landmark. For more information, call (302) 655-7161, email deinfo@dehistory.org, or visit www.dehistory.org.

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