Kathryn Harris Portrays Harriet Tubman
Saturday, February 17 at 2:00pm in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Historical Village
In honor of Black History Month, Kathryn Harris, a regional historian and retired library services director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will portray Harriet Tubman and tell her life story. Kathryn Harris can be reached at 217-528-4872 for interviews.
Linking the past with the present, Kathryn Harris slips into the persona of the former slave who, after winning her own freedom, became a conductor on the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. In numerous trips back into the South, Harriet Tubman helped more than 300 slaves, including her own parents, escape to the North. After the Civil War broke out, she worked for the Union as a cook, a nurse, and even a spy. Harris has been telling the amazing story of Tubman’s faith, determination and courage for over a decade.
This program is sponsored by Peoples National Bank.
This program is provided free of charge, donations are appreciated. The Jefferson County Historical Village is located at 1411 North 27th Street in Mt. Vernon. For more information contact the Historical Society office at (618) 246-0033.