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Local Businesses Honoring Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy

By: Staff

In honor of the bicentennial birthday of Harriet Tubman, Tour Cayuga developed a grant program designed to encourage diverse business owners to develop events/programs or performances that highlighted Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy and promoted diversity, equality, and inclusion. All organizations applying for the grant were encouraged to have a DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) statement.

The board of Tour Cayuga authorized two round of grants and a total of $36,000 was awarded.  In total the grant supported 17 events. A total of 3,800 people attend these events.

Congratulations to all the 2022 recipients of the 2022 Harriet Tubman Grant.

The organizations who participated were extremely grateful for the support, many stating that the event wouldn’t have occurred without the grant.

Quotes from recipients include:

 “the Tubman watch party event would not have been possible with our funding from Tour Cayuga”

Seward House Museum

“Your grant was instrumental in putting together a wonderfully successful event this year!”

Cayuga Film Festival

“Without a doubt, the support from Tour Cayuga was a critical underpinning to meeting the expenditures of the event, and without such grant support, certain creatives could have included in the gala.”


“While the article laid dormant in the archives of a local newspaper since 1896, Tour Cayuga’s financial support provided the opportunity to reveal its truth at this time when we are so deeply in need of understanding the human story”

Montezuma Historical Society


The Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc. was established in 1995 as Cayuga County’s official tourism promotion agency. Our mission is to promote, support and increase tourism and thereby stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for area residents.