After weeks of anticipation, the Equal Rights Heritage Center in downtown Auburn has released its opening date.
The $10 million welcome center on South Street will host a grand opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a “special unveiling,” a press release stated Friday. State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, Mayor Michael Quill and several state and community leaders will be present.
This long-awaited opening date announcement comes after a slight delay from city officials’ original projections to be open by late October.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the project last year. It’s being funded through the state’s $500 million Upstate Revitalization Initiative for the central New York region. He said that the center will pay tribute to historical figures with area connections such as Harriet Tubman and William Seward, who lived in Auburn and fought for equal rights.