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Tour Cayuga Announces Recipients of 2024 Harriet Tubman Events Grant

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Tour Cayuga Announces Recipients of 2024 Harriet Tubman Events Grant

June 11, 2024 – Auburn, NY: The Cayuga County Tourism Office is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 Harriet Tubman Events Grant! Now in its third year, this grant program provides an opportunity for Cayuga County businesses and organizations to apply for funds to develop an event, activity, performance, or other program that is open to the public and provides education, entertainment, or inspiration surrounding Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy.

Each year, these events offer unique and special opportunities to visitors and residents alike, and Tour Cayuga is looking forward to another year of great events celebrating Harriet Tubman’s legacy and highlighting Black history in Cayuga County.

In the spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the events proposed by applicants were required to both: 1) promote inclusivity in its participants and vendors, and 2) have a draw to regional visitation beyond the location’s immediate area.

“Cayuga County served as Harriet Tubman’s chosen home for more than fifty years of her life,” said Executive Director of Tour Cayuga, Karen Kuhl. “This grant and the events that it sponsors provide opportunities to honor her legacy. We are beyond proud to support so many incredible organizations working to ensure that Cayuga County continues to celebrate Harriet Tubman and her history here.”

Grantees this year include:

Collectively, this year’s 16 awardees received a total of nearly $30,000 to support their events. Congratulations to all! The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is honored to be able to support such impactful organizations and businesses.

About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism:
The Cayuga County Office 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, thereby stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life for area residents.