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Adkins Arboretum

A Journey Begins: Nature’s Role in the Flight to Freedom

Type of Tour


Services Rendered

Creative Direction, Production Services, Project Management, Script Development

Type of Technology

Audio Guides

Project Description

The client, Adkins Arboretum, is located in the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore near the birthplace of such legends as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. The audio tour reveals the deep connection between this specific landscape and the human experience of the Underground Railroad. This 50-minute tour through the Arboretum’s deep woods includes narration, music, sound effects, and character readings from the writings of freedom seekers.

“Immersion … with my ears … with my skin … with my imagination … with my heart. The voices tell a story that first enchanted me in grade school. I thought I could imagine the courage it took to flee through a forest or up a river. I realize I could only grasp the edges of what it meant to “seek freedom.”

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