Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is centered at the Thompson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Auburn, New York, the location of her last 50 years. While Tubman is most well-known for her tireless work on the Underground Railroad, her later years represent her continued strength, community, and life’s work in championing freedom and dignity. The site is the location of her funeral and nearby to her gravesite. The National Park Service has be rehabilitating the former church and adjacent parsonage to share of these important year in Tubman’s life.

Studio Tectonic developed the content and design for eight interpretive graphics. They are in the adjacent welcome center that feature historical imagery, narratives, and quotes that illuminate the life of the renowned abolitionist and social activist and provide historical context for the site. As the historical park develops, permanent exhibits will be created, and these initial interpretive graphics will be made available to other organizations within Auburn to share this important history.

Client

National Park Service

Location

Auburn, NY


Categories

Cultural History

Exhibition

Parks and Open Space


HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution
HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. NPG.2006.86

I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here.
-Harriet Tubman

  • HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
  • HARRIET TUBMAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK