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National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Accepting Site Applications

In September, OTD launched its marketing initiative touting Maryland as the Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World. One of the measurables to support this statement is that Maryland has more National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites than any other state. A program of the National Park Service, the Network to Freedom coordinates preservation and education efforts nationwide and integrates local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs. Historic sites must have a verifiable connection to the Underground Railroad; must have educational and interpretive programs that pertain to the Underground Railroad; and facilities must be either research, educational or interpretive centers. The next round of applications for the Network to Freedom are due January 15, 2020. If you are interested in more information about applying to the program, please contact Heather Ersts at hersts@visitmaryland.org or 410-767-6974.