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Harriet Tubman events grant winners announced in Auburn

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The Cayuga County Tourism Office recently announced the recipients of the Harriet Tubman Inspired Events Grant.

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For the second year now, in the spirit of Harriet Tubman’s Legacy, we asked local businesses and organizations to come up with an event, activity or performance that would educate, entertain, inspire and promote Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy.

We were very pleased, honored and overwhelmed with the response. These events offer unique and special opportunities to visitors and residents alike, while some bring national voices to our communities. There have been such creative ideas presented and we are looking forward to many great events celebrating Harriet Tubman’s Legacy and highlighting black history in Cayuga County.

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Karen Kuhl, Executive Director of the Cayuga County Office of Touism said, “Harriet Tubman’s Legacy lives on in each of the organizations that have included programming in her honor. We look forward to promoting all these events and encourage everyone to attend.”

Grantees this year include Melody’s, TomatoFest of Central New York, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Schweinfurth Art Center, RB Entertainment LLC, Authentic LeaderShift, LLC, Howland Stone Store Museum, Fair Haven Community Arts Center, EID, Blueprint, LLC, Harriet Tubman Liberation Foundation, East Hill Medical Center, aaduna, Inc., Seward House Museum, Montezuma & Lock 52 Historical Societies, Auburn/Cayuga County NAACP, and Auburn Public Theater.