National Park Service Public Discussion on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
National Park Service
April 25, 2016
The National Park Service is preparing a foundation document to guide planning and management of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. The park would like to invite you to participate in a discussion to further this effort on Tuesday May 3, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center located 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622.
A foundation document involves examining a national park unit’s core purpose and significance, its most important resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell the park’s important stories. The foundation document will affirm the underlying guidance for future management and planning decisions at Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. Preparing the foundation document is an important step in considering the park’s future planning and study needs. Although the document does not make decisions about the future of the park, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park.
All park units in the national park system will have a foundation document by August of 2016, the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park is part of a nationwide effort to complete foundation documents for the over 400 park units in the park system.
The National Park Service invites you to play a role in charting the park’s future by sharing your thoughts on what is most important about Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, and to help identify the most pressing threats and their greatest opportunities. Your input and participation is essential to the success of this process and will help guide the development of the foundation document.