Harriet Tubman Home

“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

Town of Jordan, Onondaga County, history

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. …

Auburn, NY Cayuga County Hometown History and Culture

What 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 …

Cayuga Museum of History & Art

The Willard-Case mansion, now home to the Cayuga Museum, was constructed by John Seymour in 1836. Seymour’s failure to pay back taxes resulted in bank ownership of the building from 1839 until 1843, when it was purchased by Sylvester Willard. Willard, his wife Jane Frances Case, two daughters, Georgiana and Carolina, and in-laws Erastus and Mary Case moved to Auburn from Bristol, Connecticut, in that same year. Sylvester Willard was a physician by profession and, with Erastus Case, was part owner of the Oswego Starch Company. Both men carried investments in local banks, railroads, and various industries.