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September is Underground Railroad Month

Sep 11, 2023 / Dawn Lubaszewski

September is International Underground Railroad Month September marks the observance of International Underground Railroad Month, a significant period commemorating the efforts of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Having escaped from slavery in Maryland in the month of September, both Tubman and Douglass chose to experience their newfound freedom in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region. More

Where Brave Women Winter

Feb 21, 2023 / madden

Where Brave Women Winter By: Karen Kuhl The Finger Lakes region has fabulous assets that make it an ideal place to live and travel, including our impressive historical figures who changed the way we live today. Among these impactful individuals are our own Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, Martha Coffin Wright and Emily Howland, all of whom called Cayuga County home. More

Yesterday’s Culture is the Shell of Today’s Culture

Feb 14, 2023 / madden

Yesterday’s Culture is the Shell of Today's Culture By: Justin Harris Hundreds of years of oppression ironically facilitated and fueled a culture of freedom fighting in America. Out of this freedom Black Americans could find full expression and develop a culture that wasn’t related to African heritage or their bondage. More

Live and Honor Black History in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

Feb 07, 2023 / madden

Live and Honor Black History in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown By: Colleen Onuffer Although this is the chosen month to highlight Black history, the celebration and recognition of the Black history-makers goes beyond the month of February. Their contributions are ingrained in our society and culture, which is something to be acknowledged every day. More

Holiday Traditions Open House

Dec 06, 2022 / madden

Holiday Traditions Open House By: Staff 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. More


Mar 03, 2022 / Shelby Marzen

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRIET TUBMAN! By: Staff 2022 is a special year in the world of honoring equal rights. Not only is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the forefront of our society today, this year marks 200 years since the birth of a great American hero and iconic leader in the realm of freedom and equity for all - Harriett Tubman! More

8 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Feb 25, 2022 / Shelby Marzen

8 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month By: Staff 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! More

Celebrate Black History Month

Feb 02, 2022 / Shelby Marzen

Celebrate Black History Month By: Dawn Lubaszewski Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States, is the perfect time to learn about the achievements and history of African Americans.  You can celebrate Black History not only in February but all year long in Cayuga County. This area is rich in history, making it the perfect setting to honor the legacy of the African American community. More