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Old Brutus Historical Society building exterior

Permanent displays of local business signs, tools and a turn-of-the-century kitchen. A large collection of genealogical files and local historical information is also available

8943 North Seneca Street
Weedsport, NY 13166
315-834-9342
315-834-6285

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/obhs

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 @ 5:15 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Set on a hill overlooking Auburn, this site was used for burial mounds by Native Americans as early as 1100 A.D. It includes the burial sites of William Seward, Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, Col. Myles Keogh who fought with Gen. Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and a monument to Indian orator Chief Logan.  The Fort Hill Walking Tour pamphlet is available for printing.

19 Fort Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-253-8132

www.cayuganet.org/forthill

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 @ 5:01 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society

This museum contains the Millard Fillmore Room, historical artifacts and the Luther Research Genealogy Center

14 West Cayuga Street
Moravia, NY 13118
315-497-3906

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2014 @ 5:01 pm by Nakeia Endres
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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.”…

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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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