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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 24, 2021 1:00 PM by Karen Quezada

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in Cayuga County

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that starts on September 15 and lasts for an entire month until October 15, as an appreciation for the contributions of the Hispanic Americans, the descendants of the people from Mexico, Spain, and South America. Their contributions towards enriching the culture of US, forming its

Lesser Known Facts of Harriet Tubman

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

Did you know?

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

Cayuga County Museums opening for the year!

Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:00 AM by Gillian Sears

Cayuga County Museums Reopening in 2021

It is that time of year again when our esteemed Cayuga County museums reopen to the public after a brief winter reprieve. Below you will find information to plan your visit now and down the road. Please visit respective websites for more details on tours and safety measures. Be on the lookout for updates!

Cayuga Museum

Open now and opening in March!

Seward House Museum -

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

National Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 27, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Hard to find history

Did you know that the first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916, and that it was in New York by the governor? And later in 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved the joint resolution designating November “National Native American Heritage Month.

The area that now comprises Cayuga County was, prior to European settlement, homeland

Hispanic History Month

Friday, October 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrated from September 15th through October 15th this time is an opportunity to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here are some important dates to know to help undesrtand why Setpember 15th-October 15th was selected for this celebration.

Colorful flags and blues sky

  • September 15 - The independence anniversary of five countries: Costa Rica,

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

Schweinfurth Art Center Annual Quilt Show

Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM by Maria Welych

The 39th annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” exhibition is currently on display at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn. But someone unfamiliar with fiber arts would be surprised by the quilts’ appearance. These are art quilts, a genre of quilts designed to hang on walls instead of covering beds.

“This is one of the art center’s signature exhibits,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “Our

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