National Parks 2021: Harriet Tubman National Historic Park

It’s time for the annual National Parks Club/KAL!

Every month from May-August, we’ll be releasing 4 new parks colorways. We have exhausted all of the traditional US National Parks, save one, so this year, we’ll be showcasing other National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. Most will fall under one of 4 categories:

  • National History – Eastern USA
  • National History – Western USA
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Human Rights Leaders/notable people

Check out our Socks and Hats on Vacay/Staycay summertime KAL with our friend Shannon Squire, too: https://shannonsquire.com/socks-hats-on-vacay-staycay-2021/ 

Thanks for exploring parks and making socks with us once again this summer! To get your yarn, check out our list of LYS’s offering National Parks (Parks yarn will ONLY be available at our LYS partners through the summer): http://knittedwit.com/parks-2021/

Where is it located?

Auburn, New York.

Whose land does it reside upon?

The region around Auburn had been Haudenosaunee territory for centuries before European contact and historical records.

When was it established?

It was designated a National Historic Park on January 10, 2017, although the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974.

Why is it amazing?

Auburn, NY, where Tubman lived the last fifty years of her life, and the NHP includes her former thirty-two-acre farm, brick residence, and Home for the Aged, as well as Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Rectory on Parker Street.

The state park is the centerpiece of the state’s award-winning 126-mile Harriet Tubman’s Byway and All-American Road. The Byway and many of the sites associated with Harriet Tubman’s remarkably successful Underground Railroad missions have been recognized for their authenticity by the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program which is headquartered at the Visitor Center. The network includes over 650 sites, programs, and facilities in 40 states, Washington D.C., and the US Virgin Islands with a verifiable connection to the Underground Railroad.

Why did we choose these colors?

We used this photo (link: https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery-item.htm?pg=6097767&id=1ed98803-a296-4d32-9ded-10957cf919c4&gid=A4F160F4-F641-4C38-B90F-C319B3D5CF82) of Harriet Tubman’s residence and barn to inspire our colors. The rich colors of autumn in New York state are so inspiring!

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