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Harriet Tubman event in Auburn honors former city resident

Harriet Tubman event in Auburn honors former city resident
Deanna Stanford Walz, a relative of iconic abolitionist former Auburn resident Harriet Tubman, said that although she believes the Auburn area has embraced her ancestor more in recent years, it wasn’t always that way. Stanford Walz, a member of the Harriet Tubman Boosters, which educates people about Tubman, recalled a vehement protest from Auburn High School students over a proposal... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)
Born in Fayette in 1821, Robert Seldon Duncanson was one of few African American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, and he achieved levels of success unknown to his contemporaries. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents the life and times of Duncanson. . more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)
This week on a special Independence Day edition of Sunday Conversation – two of South Seneca’s strongest advocates step into the studio to talk about the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, The Three Bears Complex, Downtown Ovid, and how the three are using collaboration to grow well-beyond the village of Ovid’s borders. The future site of South Seneca’s very own... more

Harriet Tubman’s legacy lives on in Auburn

Harriet Tubman’s legacy lives on in Auburn
She was illiterate, black and living in the south, but managed to escape and risked her own life helping others do the same. More than a century later, Harriet Tubman’s remarkable legacy lives on in the Auburn community. Step inside the home of Harriet Tubman, and you are instantly transported back in time. It is a site celebrating the courage... more

The birthplace for ‘Talking Movies’ in Auburn

The birthplace for ‘Talking Movies’ in Auburn
One of the best hidden gems in Auburn can be found at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. It was founded in 1936 by Theodore Case and his wife. The museum offers exhibitions, public programs and has a wide range of artifacts and photographs. But it's most famous attraction is the Case Research Lab where sound on film was... more

Celebration set in memory of winemaker Tim Moore

Celebration set in memory of winemaker Tim Moore
The Finger Lakes region is mourning the loss of Tim Moore, an admired and respected winemaker who founded Inspire Moore Winery in Naples with his wife, Diane. Tim died Saturday, June 29, after a battle with brain cancer. He was 51. Family and friends invite the public to join in a celebration of Tim’s life, Raising a Glass for Tim,... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Where the falls were in Seneca Falls (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Where the falls were in Seneca Falls (podcast)
So many visitors to Seneca Falls have asked local residents and business owners where they would find the waterfalls. In fact, there are no waterfalls in Seneca Falls. But, there used to be. Find out the fascinating history of Seneca Falls’ history built around the water running through the former village and how it has changed through time and shapehttp://fingerlakes1.com/wp-admin/edit.phpd... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... more

Dresden Fire Dept. celebrates 125 years of service

Dresden Fire Dept. celebrates 125 years of service
The Dresden Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary party was a day and evening of celebration, and one that garnered the attention of N.Y. State Sen. Tom O’Mara. O’Mara presented a senate proclamation along with an assembly one from his colleague Phil Palmesano who could not attend, both declaring the importance of the Dresden Fire Dept. and thanking all its members and... more

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years
The Hopewell Fire Department is celebrating its six decades of history by hosting a blood drive this Saturday, another way to save lives and make a difference in the community. The department traces its origin to a fire in 1952, which destroyed a house on County Road 46, County House Road — and ignited interest in the town of Hopewell... more

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More more

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum
A cap from the 1800s has been presented to a Washington, D.C. museum group from the Owasco Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, a women’s service organization, presented the cap Saturday to David Price, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton Missing Solider Office Museum, and Pry House Field... more

Remembering the Labelon era in Canandaigua

Remembering the Labelon era in Canandaigua
After the Miller Corset Factory, the Canandaigua Velocipede Company and the E.C. Brown Company occupied the building at 10 Chapin St. from 1921 to 1959, the Labelon Corporation of Rochester purchased it and began to relocate its operations to the facility in 1960. E. Billings Brewster, president of Labelon, called the Canandaigua location "ideal for us," and explained that the... more

Port Byron native finds ‘priceless’ Babe Ruth card

Port Byron native finds ‘priceless’ Babe Ruth card
The keen eye of a Port Byron native has made him the proud owner of a priceless baseball card. Experts say it is the only one of its kind and it was purchased for only $2. Dale Ball, who grew up in Port Byron, is an avid card collector. He found the card on the west coast. “The world seems... more

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past

East Williamson fire hall on the hunt for its past
The East Williamson Fire Hall was originally a school house in the 1800s, before becoming the fire house in 1947. “If you lose sense of where you come from, you don’t know where to go in the future,” said Gary Dick, East Williamson Fire Department historian. During renovations, an old bell that once sat on top of the building was... more
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