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Scott Christianson fell asleep in Death

Sadly,Scott Christianson, writer & historian, fell asleep in death, Sunday, May 14, 2017.  He was an intregal key to unlocking the door of understanding the dynamics behind  the story of Charles Nalle.  He introduced us to Nalle descendents and opened doors to research tools that could not have been so readily accessed without him.

Christianson lived well over a century after the account of Charles Nalle, which occured April, 1860. Yet when Christianson retold the account of Nalle, he brought the events to such life that it was as if he was an eyewitness of the rescue effort that occured in Troy New York and he brought all his listeners into the scene with him.

He was an invaluable help as we followed the route Charles Nalle and Tubman took in upstate New York.  Our research would not have been as successful without his prompt and thorough input.  His zeal for attaining knowledge, his warm hospitality and his desire to share and help others attain knowlege will never be forgotten!!


Harriet Tubman Visitor Center is Open!

What an incredible event!!! What a wonderful center!!!

Priest standing by  his work in the Tubman Series entitled, “The Auction”










Priest standing in front of images of “December 1854 Flight to Freedom “ print and “Escape from Poplar Neck” 

Priest viewing one of 7 images created by the artist on permanent display.

artwork: “Bucktown Store Skirmish”










Priest looking at one of his images entitled, “The Auction”, that has been put on permanent display at the center

















Priest standing by one of his images entitled, “Timber Crew”

















Priest standing in front artwork entitled, “Escape From Poplar Neck”










Mark Priest being interviewed by media at the Tubman Visitor Center Opening








Priest views exhibit. Priest work is seen in the background. Please visit the center it is well worth the trip!!