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Category - History and Culture

Find Your Suffragist Soul Sister

Monday, July 13, 2020 12:00 PM by Staff

If you’re looking for your Suffragist Soul Sister, you already have some qualities that tie in with all these ladies. Passion and courage are among the attributes that unite these women together, then mix in a strong unwavering belief towards civil rights and the determination to stand behind a cause, and voila', pure magic! The type that inspires a revisit to the classic Disney song: Sister

Our Cayuga - Our Museums

Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Cayuga County has an impressive history that is kept and protected by the numerous organizations dedicated to running the museums that dot our county. We have the pillars of this historical preservation united under the Historic Sites Commission in Auburn, NY. Names that draw regional and national attention. Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and Theodore Case are names that will bring people to

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

Six Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:00 PM by Maureen McEvers

It’s that time of year we get to stop and think about the women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things ourselves. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights!

Women Made History

Women of the Seward House

Commemorate Women’s History Month with an intimate look into the lives of the

Harriet Tubman: A Hero for all Ages

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 AM by Maureen McEvers

Come to Cayuga County for Black History Month and connect with the Underground Railroad in a way that you never have before. Learn about this conductor on the Underground Railroad who never lost a passenger. Your visit starts at the Harriet Tubman Home, now a proud partner with the National Park Service and committed to helping to preserve Harriet’s legacy. Let the charismatic, Reverend Carter

Festival of Trees at the Ward O'Hara Ag MuseumFor years Christmas tree enthusiasts have flocked to the Ward O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum for their highly anticipated Festival of Trees, a magical event where beautifully decorated Christmas trees turn the museum into a holiday wonderland.

This year the Festival features almost 100 holiday themed trees. Each tree has a different theme, from babies to vegetable to ducks! Doors open

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