Tag: Harriet Tubman

Official unveiling of “Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom” traveling exhibition

0 commentsAuburn NYHarriet TubmanHarriet Tubman Bicentennialharriet tubman homeHarriet Tubman National Historical ParkMayor QuillThe Journey to FreedomWesley Wofford

The City of Auburn and Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. announce the official unveiling ceremony of the “Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom” statue.  On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 11 a.m., the public and press are invited to gather at the Harriet Tubman Home (180 South Street, Auburn, NY) to celebrate the traveling exhibition ….  Read More

National Park Service “Walk in Tubman’s Footsteps” Walking Tours

0 commentsAuburn NYEqual Rights Heritage CenterGallery TalksHarriet Tubmanharriet tubman homeHarriet Tubman National Historical Parkhistorynational park servicewalking tour

Beginning Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, September 10, the National Park Service will be offering complimentary walking tours from the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn, New York. “Walk in Tubman’s Footsteps” Walking Tours Come hear about Tubman’s 50 years in freedom in Auburn and the people she knew as friends and compatriots ….  Read More

Auburn in Harriet Tubman’s Time

0 commentsAuburn NYcayuga museum of history and artHarriet TubmanHarriet Tubman Bicentennial

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross c.1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her parents were enslaved and Harriet was rented out as a domestic servant. In 1849, she and two of the brothers escaped. Harriet spent several years helping other enslaved people escape, including her parents, who she moved to Ontario. In 1858 William Seward offered ….  Read More

Spring Break Art Camp: Sewing Freedom

0 commentsAuburn NYGriot artistHarriet TubmanQuiltschweinfurth art centerSewingSpring Break Art Campunderground railroadVanessa Johnson

Travel the Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad with needle and thread! Hear stories about Upstate NY’s Underground Railroad Trail. Learn about Harriet’s African Heritage and her connection to Nature.  Hand sew a “Baobab Tree”.  Machine sew a quilted table runner celebrating Tubman’s “Home” in Auburn, and a “Flying Quilt” story quilt square celebrating journey and travel.  ….  Read More

Spring Break Art Camp: Sewing Harriet Tubman

0 commentsAshantiAuburn NYGriot artistHarriet Tubmanschweinfurth art centerSewingSpring Break Art CampVanessa Johnson

Explore Harriet Tubman’s Ghana – West Africa Ashanti Heritage with needle, thread, and stories!  Make a pincushion decorated with stamps from Ghana. Hand sew a traditional African tale, and a West African pouch. Machine sew a Fante Tribe Story Flag, and a “Mermaid or Merman” blanket based on a West African Goddess! Masks are required ….  Read More

2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker Series: Dorothy Wickenden

0 commentsAuburnauburn public theaterDorothy WickendenEqual Rights Heritage Centerfrances sewardHarriet TubmanMartha Coffin WrightNew Yorkseward house museumThe Agitatorswilliam henry seward

The Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker: Dorothy Wickenden. Wickenden is the Executive Editor of The New Yorker, in addition to author of The Agitators. This book explores how three extraordinary women changed history and advanced the cause of equality. United by roots in Auburn, the friendship between Harriet Tubman, Martha ….  Read More

“Hike Through the History of Harriet” Walking Tours

0 commentsAuburnEqual Rights Heritage CenterHarriet TubmanHarriet Tubman National Historical Parkharriet tubman statuehistorynational park servicewalking tour

Starting September 10, Harriet Tubman National Historical Park rangers will be providing a “Hike Through the History of Harriet” tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.  Meet your ranger at the Harriet Tubman statue in the courtyard of the Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South Street, Auburn. Come hear about Tubman’s 50 years in ….  Read More

Shining a Light on Harriet Tubman March 7 – 14, 2021

0 commentsAuburnauburn public theatercayuga museum of history and artDorothy WickendenEqual Rights Heritage CenterFort Hill CemeteryHarriet Tubmanharriet tubman boostersharriet tubman homeHarriet Tubman National Historical Parkkate clifford larsonNew Yorkschweinfurth art centerseward house museumseymour public librarywillard memorial chapelwomen's history monthwomen's rights national historical park

The third annual city-wide celebration of Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist and former Auburn resident, will return this year in a virtual format during the week of March 7-14, 2021. Celebrations of Tubman’s life and legacy will be honored through social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and others, and visitation to ….  Read More

The Agitators: A Virtual Evening with Author Dorothy Wickenden

0 commentsAuburnDorothy WickendenEqual Rights Heritage CenterFort Hill Cemeteryfrances sewardHarriet TubmanHarriet Tubman National Historical ParkMartha Coffin WrightNew YorkNothing Dauntedseward house museumThe AgitatorsThe New Yorker

  Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted and The Agitators, and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast Politics and More. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995, and before that was ….  Read More

Equal Rights Heritage Center Virtual Networking Event

0 commentsAuburn Downtown BIDCayuga County Chamber of CommerceHarriet Tubman

This is a new virtual networking event created by the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce. Participants will have some time to share updates about their organizations. Then, Courtney Kasper at the Equal Rights Heritage Center will give an update and a virtual tour of the Center, and information about a virtual Harriet Tubman Celebration, upcoming ….  Read More