The Safe House c Kristin Helberg 2012
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture has acquired my painting The Safe House, to become part of their permanent Harriet Tubman collection. It is currently on display in the museum which is located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Pratt street.
The 24" x 36" canvas depicts slaves making their way to one of the Underground Railroad "safe houses" that were operated by the Quakers in their farms in the Darlington, MD. area. Although most escapes were attempted in the summer, those who left in late fall had to overcome early snowstorms and frigid temperatures.
Find out more about this wonderful museum at www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org. The museum is located at 830 East Pratt Street and their phone is 443-263-1800.