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Lesser Known Facts of Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:00 AM by Kim Szewczyk

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Discover lesser known facts of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. Today, Wednesday March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day. She passed away on this day 108 years ago in 1913, and this day has been recognized In the U.S. since 1990.

1. Harriet Tubman was married again in 1869 to former-slave, Civil War veteran Nelson Davis. Over 20 years younger, and sick from tuberculosis, Davis' skill as a

Harriet Tubman Week Events

Monday, March 8, 2021 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

For the third year, sponsored by the City of Auburn's Historic & Cultural Sites Commission, Harriet Tubman Week has commenced. This year looks a bit different with virtual programming but is none the less important as ever. You won't want to miss the celebrations of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. You can find said celebrations on the social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage

Harriet Tubman’s small stature looms large in our national narrative. Born enslaved in 1822, Tubman was first put out to work at the age of five checking muskrat traps in the cold winter waters of Dorchester County, MD. By six, she was tasked with keeping an infant quiet, a job from which she carried the scars of the whip her entire life. Enduring a severe head injury as a young teen, Tubman

Celebrate Juneteenth in Harriet's Hometown

Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which President Abraham Lincoln originally sign over two years earlier. As an interesting local angle, Major General Gordon

National Park Week is celebrated from April 18th-26th. We at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism consider ourselves fortunate that the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is located here in Auburn, NY. According to Jim Sano, VP of Travel Tourism and Conservation for the World Wildlife Fund states, “National Parks are sacred places where a country’s natural and cultural treasures are protected

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