Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
Year of Frederick Douglass—February 2018 through February 2019
200th anniversary of his birth, February 14.
Maryland is home to more than two dozen places where residents and visitors can authentically experience his life-long journey. In 2018, many events will be held across the state to honor and celebrate Frederick Douglass in Maryland’s “Year of Frederick Douglass.”
The State of Maryland will lead nationally and internationally the commemoration of Frederick Douglass’ birth, his life, and the legacy of freedom, love and courage that he still inspires today. More info….
Civil War Trails
Manage the Maryland Civil War Trails (CWT) Initiative, including technical assistance for the Civil War Sesquicentennial such as the update of digital and print products associated with the John Wilkes Booth/Escape of the Assassin Trail and Eastern Shore sites. Conduct consumer research to evaluate and plan for future digital, print and place-based interpretive products.
Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad
Manage the Maryland Underground Railroad (UGRR) Initiative, including technical assistance for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park, Byway and National Monument in preparation for the 2017 opening of the park/byway Visitor Center. Develop partnerships with potential new Network to Freedom sites, programs and facilities to encourage nominations into the program to build our collection of recognized authentic Underground Railroad sites. Coordinate the development of the Maryland-Delaware UGRR Network to Freedom guide. Coordinate the promotion of Maryland’s Emancipation Day Jubilee events statewide through web content and promotion.
Maryland Scenic Byways
Coordinate with other State agencies on the development and marketing of the State’s collection of Maryland and America’s byways, including international marketing efforts in conjunction with Capital Region USA and Brand USA.