“The Historian’s Workshop – Solving the Mystery of the Remarkable Trio” brown-bag talk

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Date(s) - 05/18/2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Carriage House Theater


Reading Sarah Hopkins Bradford’s 1902 edition of Harriet, the Moses of her People, Phillip Hesser discovered a passage about Harriet Tubman meeting with Pandita Ramabai and an “Indian girl from the far West.” Phil set to work shedding light on the short passage and found much more than meets the eye about the meeting of this “remarkable trio.” Join Phil as he describes how he was able to crack the case – learning about what was said at the meeting and the identity of the “Indian girl.” You won’t want to miss this backgrounder on his talk at the Cayuga Museum’s Carriage House Theater on May 19.


A former Adjunct Professor at Salisbury University, Phillip Hesser, Ph.D., “progs” through the land, life, and livelihood of the Delmarva past with special attention to south Dorchester County, Maryland. He is the author of What a River Says – Exploring the Blackwater River and Refuge (2014) and A Guide to Harriet Tubman’s Eastern Shore – The Old Home Is Not There (2021).


This conversational workshop is free and open to the public, bring a brown-bag lunch. The Carriage House Theater is located behind the Cayuga Museum of History and Art at 203 Genesee Street in Auburn. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Carriage House on Orchard Ave, and in front of the museum on Genesee Street. Please contact Kirsten Gosch with questions at (315) 253-8051 or kirsten@cayugamuseum.org 


Support for this program is provided by the City of Auburn’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation to support the City of Auburn Historic and Cultural Sites Commission’s Harriet Tubman Bicentennial project with a goal of boosting the recovery from the pandemic for the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry.

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