Late his­to­rian to be hon­ored

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CAM­BRIDGE — On Saturday, Sept. 17, a tree plant­ing cer­e­mony will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., to honor John Jef­fer­son Creighton (1941-2015) for his com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to the Har­riet Tub­man move­ment. The cer­e­mony will be held at the Har­riet Tub­man Me­mo­rial Gar­den Park.

This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Park­ing for the cer­e­mony will be avail­able in the back area of the park­ing lot of the Food Lion clos­est to the Har­riet Tub­man Me­mo­rial Gar­den Park.

CAM­BRIDGE — On Saturday, Sept. 17, a tree plant­ing cer­e­mony will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., to honor John Jef­fer­son Creighton (1941-2015) for his com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to the Har­riet Tub­man move­ment. The cer­e­mony will be held at the Har­riet Tub­man Me­mo­rial Gar­den Park. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Park­ing for the cer­e­mony will be avail­able in the back area of the park­ing lot of the Food Lion clos­est to the Har­riet Tub­man Me­mo­rial Gar­den Park.

Creighton was a lo­cal his­to­rian, poet, re­searcher and hu­man­i­tar­ian who helped many au­thors and schol­ars write books about Har­riet Tub­man and the Un­der­ground Rail­road. He played an in­stru­men­tal part in the na­tional, state and lo­cal ini­tia­tives about Har­riet Tub­man. He was al­ways will­ing to share his re­search findings and an­swer ques­tions.

Long­time Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­ber died May 26, 2015, af­ter bat­tling can­cer for three years. He was 73 years old.

Creighton was part of the State of Mary­land Tourism and Na­tional Park Ser­vice ini­tia­tives for the Ja­cob Jack­son Na­tional Mon­u­ment and the Har­riet Tub­man’s Visi­tor Cen­ter, that is un­der con­struc­tion near the Black­wa­ter Refuge.

Re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter the event at the Har­riet Tub­man Or­ga­ni­za­tion, 424 Race Street in Cam­bridge.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Pa­tri­cia Lewis at 443-207-6328 or Christi Camper at 410-463-7225.

JOHN J. CREIGHTON

JOHN J. CREIGHTON

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