Podcast Series Honoring Harriet Tubman to Launch Next Week!

Aug 3, 2022

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism partners with Whetstone Magazine to create a special podcast series honoring Harriet Tubman's life and legacy in New York.

In partnership with Whetstone Magazine, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism has created a new podcast! The entitled series “Walk in Her Footsteps: Harriet Tubman's Life in Auburn, NY" is a four-part series hosted by Tourism Ambassador Beonca Louis and Whetstone Magazine. Follow along with stories, interviews with academics, historians, and descendants to get a new glimpse into the life of this iconic woman.

The podcast will launch on Tuesday, Aug.ust 2 nd , with a new episode dropping each Tuesday. You can listen and download wherever you find your podcasts. The four episodes will feature different themes: “Historical Auburn," “Walking in her Footsteps," and “Aunt Harriet & Her Legacy Today." Each will explore the life of Harriet Tubman, her life's work, how it has impacted the residents of her chosen hometown today— and how her legacy will continue to live on.

The tourism office continues to work to increase the awareness forto the visitors that Auburn, NY was Harriet Tubman's chosen hometown as a free woman. Though she is deservedly revered for her role as an Underground Railroad Conductor, and that she was so much more. that simply an Underground Railroad Conductor.

“She was an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things" said Michelle Galvin Jones, a descendant of Harriet Tubman. Executive Director Karen Kuhl adds,says “Our aim is to reach a whole new audience and edify them to not only this historic figure, but to the beauty and unique place that is the Finger Lakes of New York.".

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About Whetstone Magazine: Since 2017,6 Whetstone has used food as a means of better understanding humans and the world. To date, we've worked with a team of global creatives representing over 80 countries. We believe that diversity isn't just noteworthy, it's what makes our work so essential. When the gatekeepers are diverse, so too are the stories, its tellers, and their experiences. This diversity accelerates our collective knowledge and empathy. Whetstone is unequivocally and gratefully a better company because of it.

About Cayuga County Office of Tourism: The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated tourism promotion agency for Cayuga County, New York. By developing and implementing comprehensive marketing initiatives, we promote tourism and travel to Cayuga County, its cities, towns, and villages. The Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to fostering an inclusive destination. We welcome unique backgrounds, and perspectives of all visitors, and community members. We encourage and support best DEI practices in our tourism partners. Our intention will always be to respect and celebrate diversity of thought, culture, and lifestyles in our community, tourism partners and visitors to Cayuga County.