A North Star Holiday Tradition

A park ranger gives a tour of the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged at Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

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News Release Date: December 8, 2017

Contact: Frank Barrows, 315-882-8060

Auburn, NY - On Sunday, December 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Harriet Tubman National Historical Park will host “A North Star Holiday Tradition” program as part of the city of Auburn’s annual Holiday Traditions Celebration.

In partnership with the Harriet Tubman Home, park rangers will lead tours of Harriet Tubman’s property and the Tubman Home for the Aged at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Young visitors can join the North Star Junior Ranger Program at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to learn how to navigate by the North Star, as Harriet Tubman did, and earn a Junior Ranger Night Explorer Patch.

Ongoing craft activities will take place at the visitor center where visitors of all ages can create their own North Star ornament and make a buzz-toy to take home. Young visitors can pick up a Network to Freedom Junior Ranger Book to earn a Network to Freedom Junior Ranger badge. Additional web activities for young visitors are available at www.nps.gov/webrangers/.

This free event will take place at the Harriet Tubman Home, located at 180 South Street in Auburn, NY. The Harriet Tubman Home is managed by The Harriet Tubman Home Inc., and part of the newly-established Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.

Holiday Traditions is an event that was created by the Seward House over 30 years ago as a token of appreciation to the Auburn community. Since that time, other local cultural attractions and sites have opened their doors to the public for free the second Sunday in December.

For more information about Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, please call (315) 882-8060 or visit www.nps.gov/hart. Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is one of over 400 parks in the National Park Service. To learn more about national parks, visit www.nps.gov.

For more information about the Harriet Tubman Home including regular visiting hours, call The Harriet Tubman Home Inc. at (315) 252-2081 or visit www.harriettubmanhome.com.


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Last updated: December 8, 2017

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Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn, NY 13021-0769



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