The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Eastern National’s newest park store at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland, will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017. Housed within the brand-new, state-of-the art visitor center, the 1,600-square-foot park store will focus on high-quality educational publications and unique interpretive items. A hybrid selection of children’s, academic, and popular press books about the life and times of Harriet Tubman and her contemporaries will be featured. The store will also offer a Passport To Your National Parks® cancellation station.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is a joint operation between the National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service. Invited dignitaries will enjoy a special preview of the store and visitor center on March 10, 2017, from 1 to 3 pm, and the Eastern National store will be open to the public from 3 to 5 pm. The official grand opening of the new visitor center to the general public will be Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2017; more information can be found here. Eastern National’s new park store is located in EN’s Coastal Virginia Region with Regional Manager Brenda Cummins overseeing development and grand-opening activities.
Photo: Eastern National’s newest store opens at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (shown) with a special preview on March 10, 2017. NPS photo by Beth Parnicza.
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