The Niagara Parks Commission will host a ceremonial plaque unveiling in honour and celebration of leading abolitionist Harriet Tubman who was also a conductor of the Underground Railroad. It was at the present site of the Whirlpool Bridge that Harriet Tubman and fugitive slaves made there way from the United States into Canada. The development and installation of the panels are the result of a request made by students from the Harriet Tubman and Lockview Public Schools of nearby St. Catharines. The new interpretive panels detail the life of Harriet Tubman, from her beginnings as a young slave in Maryland to her escape to freedom in Canada.
The public is invited to the unveiling which takes place on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Whirlpool Bridge Plaza, 4551 River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario.