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HARRIETT TUBMAN MUSEUM: A Place in Cape May History
  Extensive research has confirmed what has long been rumored: Harriett Tubman had a strong connection to Cape May, working in the resort to fund her Underground Railroad activities in the 1850s, helping slaves from the South reach freedom. From the Delaware side of the Delaware Bay, the Cape May Lighthouse provided a beacon across the bay to the New Jersey side and was a signal that helped slaves escaping from the South reach land. The George Howell House in Cape May has been restored with the help of local generosity and opens Juneteenth (June 19th) as the Harriett Tubman Museum. The date commemorates June 19, 1865, and the announcement of the abolition of slavery. The museum plan will have several display areas, exhibition rooms and meeting rooms.

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