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Holiday Traditions Open House

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s not too soon to mark your calendar for the Auburn area’s Holiday Traditions Open House. Citywide events have been planned to help you celebrate the holiday season. Holiday Traditions was created by the Seward House Museum over 30 years ago as a token of appreciation to the Auburn community. This year the event will be held on Sunday, December 11. The…

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Underground Rail Road Secrets Come Home

The month of September is recognized as International Underground Railroad Month. It was during this month when two of the most recognized freedom seekers, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, escaped from slavery in Maryland. Both Tubman and Douglass chose to live their lives as free people in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester, NY and…

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Celebrate National Underground Railroad Month

September is National Underground Railroad Month. September was chosen as the month to honor and remember the Underground Railroad because it is the month that both Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are among the most famous freedom seekers, and they both lived in New York State. Cayuga County has significant history rooted in the…

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Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

See “The Journey to Freedom” Sculpture and more! Take a Summertime Adventure in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown Summertime in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State is a spectacular time of year to take a vacation and have an adventure. Here you will find an abundance of delicious culinary offerings, craft beverages in the breweries, wineries & distilleries, cultural attractions, and of…

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Take a road trip along the Underground Railroad in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice. The term “Underground Railroad” started in the 1830s and referred to an informal covert network to help enslaved people escape. One of the most well-known leaders of this initiative was…

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Historical Women in the Finger Lakes

March is the perfect month to celebrate the innovative, creative women who live in our area as well as the strong fearless women who carved out a future for us all. We are lucky to live an area that was an epicenter for women’s rights. Let’s take a up close look at a few of the trail blazing women from history. I think you will be amazed at their bravery, their sacrifices, their struggles, and…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month March is National Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to think about the many women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things yourself. 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! The early…

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Underground Railroad: Trusted Terminals for Harriet Tubman

Did you know that Auburn and Cayuga County have deep ties to the Underground Railroad? In honor of September being International Underground Railroad month, we suggest you see these stops around Cayuga County associated with the famed path to freedom. About the Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first…

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Walk in Harriet's Shoes Around Auburn NY

Walk in Harriet’s Shoes Around Auburn Harriet Tubman played a significant role in our nation’s history. As the famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, Harriet led many individuals to freedom and endlessly fought for equal rights. In 1859, after emancipating herself and members of her family, Harriet chose Auburn, NY in Cayuga County as the place to call home. This summer, we invite you to…

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Juneteenth Celebrations in Cayuga County

History and Events in Honor of Juneteenth 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. For all…

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