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Please join historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village.

In 1852 the hilltop was dedicated for its current function; it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there, including the man first buried here, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H. Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Elsewhere in the cemetery, pay your respects to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of the Osborne, Willard, and Case families, and to many others who contributed to America’s story. Take a tour of the gothic stone Bradley Chapel, and learn the story of a 50 foot tall obelisk inscribed, “Who Mourns for Logan?” In the event of rain, the talk will take place inside the Bradley Chapel.

Tickets for the tour are $10 for adults, $5 for students. These may be purchased at the time of the tour, or in advance at the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn during office business hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm. Call 315-252-0339 for more information. This tour is sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee. Proceeds benefit the Fort Hill Cemetery and the Willard Chapel.

Date(s): 09/07/2014
Location: Fort Hill Cemetery
19 Fort St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Students
Telephone: 315-252-0339
Email: willardchapeladmin@willardchapel.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 4:46 pm by Nakeia Endres
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“If any one thing defined the life of Harriet Ross Tubman it was her love for her fellow human being. And her love was truly unconditional.”…

Visit the Harriet Tubman Home!

The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.
180 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (315) 252-2081

Executive Director: Karen V. Hill
Email: khill@harriethouse.org

Posted: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 @ 2:56 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Fun Fact about Syracuse & Onondaga County …. did you know …..

… the town of Jordan (incorporated in 1835) prospered particularly during 1830-1840 and 1870-85, when the Erie Canal made Jordan a principal commercial, industrial and transportation center for western Onondaga County. The village also experienced growth in the early twentieth century when Jordan enjoyed railroad and trolley service. By 1930, the Erie Canal took on new significance by being converted to a landscaped park as a W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) project and remains a visual tool for understanding the canal and aqueduct construction.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 @ 7:00 am by Curt
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Spring Lecture Series at The Athenaeum of
Skaneateles. Topic: The History of the Erie Canal by Daniel Ward,
Curator at The Erie Canal Museum 7:00 PM. Free of charge and open
to the public. Call (315) 685-1400 to reserve your seat.

Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 @ 6:42 pm by Curt
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Auburn, NY Cayuga County Hometown History and CultureWhat do Las Vegas, NV, Branson, MO and Auburn, NY, all have in common? A unique brand that helps visitors understand their unique environments, attractions and cultures. In August, the City’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission introduced a new campaign to help create a new brand for Auburn, entitled: History’s Hometown.

The Commission will promote the concept of History’s Hometown to help visitors recognize that Auburn is a remarkable hub for key figures and events in American history. The city offers attractions related to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, Black History, American art history, Women’s Rights and more. In addition, “History’s Hometown” helps convey that Auburn is a small, welcoming city.

City Manager, Mark Palesh, believes that the new campaign leverages one of Auburn’s biggest strengths. “Founded in 1793, the City of Auburn has served as the historical crossroads for famous political figures, significant events, and culture,” Palesh says. “It provides a unique window into the forces that helped shape this country.”

According the Meg Vanek, Tourism Director for Cayuga County, the new positioning taps into a growing tourism trend centered around U.S. history and heritage. “Auburn really stands out among regional towns and cities,” explains Vanek. Not only does it offer all of the benefits of being located in the Finger Lakes, but its cultural and historic resources form the basis for a potentially robust heritage tourism program.”

The History’s Hometown marketing campaign will be rolled out over the next year. It will launch in August with billboards, public relations efforts, e-mail promotions and support at the retail level. For information about History’s Hometown, visit www.tourauburnny.com or call 315-255-1658.

About Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission
The vision of the Commission is to position Auburn as the destination of choice in the Finger Lakes through support and promotion of its history and culture. The Commission organizations include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theatre, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House Museum and Willard Memorial Chapel.

 

Posted: Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 @ 11:58 am by Curt
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