Kristen Helberg - Paintings, Murals, and Vinegar Grained Boxes

Kristin Helberg

Quaker safe houses

Harriet Tubman


The Safe House  Kristin Helberg 2012  acrylics on canvas  - Copy

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  The museum is located at 830 East Pratt Street and their phone is  443-263-1800.