Harriet Tubman – Blennerhassett Lecture Series

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape to the free states and Canada. When the Civil War erupted, her underground experiences and knowledge of covert operation made her a valuable resource to federal officers. She served as a spy, nurse, scout, and guide of the Union troops. Ilene Evans portrays Harriet Tubman. Tubman is a History Alive! presentation made possible by the WV Humanities Council.

This is the final of four lectures in February and begins at 2:00 p.m. Musical entertainment is provided prior to each lecture beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition, refreshments will be served following a question and answer period at the conclusion of each Sunday’s program. This year’s slate of presenters covers a wide variety of interesting topics including history, nature and archeology.

The 2020 Winter Lecture Series is held at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History at 137 Juliana Street in Parkersburg, WV, ( on the corner of Juliana and Second streets).

Seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost for each lecture is $4 per person for Friends of Blennerhassett members or $5 per person for non-members. The fee also includes admission to the museum, entertainment and refreshments. Reservations are made by visiting the museum or calling the park office at 304-420-4800. Free parking is at the museum.

Event Details

  • Start Date: February 23, 2020

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