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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Unveils New Film

As part of the Governor’s declaration of September as International Underground Railroad Month, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center unveiled a new nine-minute biopic video of the American hero, which will play in the center’s theater. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Tom Riford was on hand to speak and present a Network to Freedom plaque  Read the Rest…

Commerce Secretary Schulz Competes in Celebrity Harness Race

Secretary Kelly Schulz attended the annual Great Frederick Fair and competed in the Celebrity Harness Race on Wednesday, September 18. Other competitors included Delaplaine Foundation President Marlene Young and Hood College President Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine. After two laps on the fast race track, Secretary Schulz won by several links. The annual celebrity event brings positive  Read the Rest…

OTD Welcomes CBS Sunday Morning for Harriet Tubman Shoot

Martha Teichner of CBS Sunday Morning joined OTD and our partners on the Eastern Shore for an upcoming feature on the life of Harriet Tubman and the tourism assets that celebrate her memory. The story, which is slated to run in October, coincides with the upcoming release of “Harriet,” the first major motion picture to  Read the Rest…

OTD Shoots Two More Scenic Byway Travelogues

The western section of the C&O Canal, and the Roots & Tides Scenic Byways are the latest subjects in OTD’s ongoing project to showcase Maryland’s extensive Scenic Byway system. The western section (Hancock to Cumberland) of Maryland’s C&O Canal Scenic Byway was filmed during a three-day video shoot in late August. The shoot featured a  Read the Rest…

Social Media Guide for Harriet Tubman and International Underground Railroad Month

September 17 marks the 170th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s self-liberation from slavery and coincides with the upcoming release of Harriet, the first major motion picture to celebrate her remarkable life. Governor Hogan also proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month, and as the most powerful Underground Railroad storytelling destination in the world, Maryland is raising  Read the Rest…

Make Your Nominations Now for the 2019 Destination Maryland Awards

OTD is seeking nominations for the 2019 Destination Maryland Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of the tourism industry in its quest to increase revenue from visitor spending while providing unforgettable customer experiences for our visitors. Individuals, businesses, organizations, and governmental agencies that have significantly and positively impacted the local, regional, or statewide economy  Read the Rest…

Mallows Bay Declared National Marine Sanctuary

The state of Maryland, Charles County, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared Mallows Bay, an 18-mile stretch of the Potomac River that is home to a “ghost fleet” of more than 100 abandoned steamships dating back to World War I, a national marine sanctuary. Maryland nominated the site for sanctuary status in  Read the Rest…

Civil War Trails to Unveil New Interactive Map

Civil War Trails, a network linking more than 1,550 interpretive sites in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia is set to release a new, GPS-based interactive page guiding visitors through the Civil War Trails sites. The new page will be officially open on September 6, but is open at this link as of  Read the Rest…