Welcome to Auburn
Located on the former site of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center welcomes visitors to History’s Hometown. The Center features a state-of-the-art exhibition titled “Seeing Equal Rights in NYS” where New York State’s progressive history supporting equality comes to life through interactive displays. Experience the creative ways New Yorkers organized to stand for justice, and learn about the key contributors from the 1800s to modern day. Think: songs, speeches, portraits, posters, and videos that prompt visits to interpretive centers statewide.
Taste NY Market
Relax and unwind on the green space, admire the bronze statue of Harriet Tubman in the courtyard, and find all your travel resources like paper guides, maps, brochures, and I Love NY trip-planning kiosks at this one-stop tourist hub.
Heritage Center Happenings
Downtown Auburn Saturday Market
Every Saturday, June 8th-Oct. 28th, 9am-2pm
Live music, artisans, children’s activities, local food producers, fresh produce and plants, Taste NY, and more at the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center. Free parking every Saturday. Interested in becoming a vendor? Fill out the Artisan Vendor Application or Food, Beverage, Produce Vendor Application.
Download the 9/21 Market Sheet for a list of vendors, entertainment & activities for each weekly market!
25 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Equal Rights Heritage Center
June – Nov. 2019
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Things to do in Auburn
ERHC In the News
Pride in Auburn Commemorates 50 Years Since Stonewall Riots Courtney Carter, Spectrum News, Onondaga County
Pride Month in Auburn to commemorate 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising Ryan Franklin, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
Hits & Misses: Auburn Pride events, Brutus arrest, Doubledays home games The Citizen Editorial Board, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
'We're just like everybody else': Auburn theater to host Pride Week, monthly drag shows David Wilcox, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
Lithgow Osborne: Auburn Pride events hold deep meaning Lithgow Osborne, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
Comedian Kober leads off Pride Week events in Auburn The Citizen staff, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
Auburn library book groups to talk 'Stonewall,' more in June The Citizen staff, Auburn Pub, Auburn, NY
Auburn set to celebrate Harriet Tubman Day Laura Hand, CNY Central, Syracuse, NY
Biggest Local Stories of ’18 – Equal Rights Heritage Center opens in downtown Auburn The Citizen, Auburn, NY December 30, 2018
Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn Office of the Governor, NY.gov
Construction begins on $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn by Jamie Jenson, Syracuse.com, Syracuse, NY
$10 million Auburn Welcome Center opens; Harriet Tubman statue unveiled News Channel 9 Syracuse, NY
New ‘Equal Rights Heritage Center’ opens in Auburn CNY Central, Syracuse, NY
NY Equal Rights Heritage Center opens in Auburn WRVO Public Media, Oswego, NY
NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Opens Spectrum News Central NY, Syracuse, NY
Five things you might not know about Auburn’s Equal Rights Heritage Center David Wilcox, The Citizen, Auburn, NY
nARCHITECTS’ Equal Rights Heritage Center frames the history around it Johnathan Hilburg, The Architect’s Newspaper, New York, NY
Angular brick volumes form nArchitect’s Equal Rights Heritage Center in New York James Brillon, Dezeen, New York, NY
An ‘economic driver,’ Auburn’s ERHC settles in downtown Dan Orzechowski, The Citizen, Auburn, NY
Right to ‘Rumble:’ Film about Native Americans in rock to be screened in Auburn David Wilcox, The Citizen, Auburn, NY
In the News: Portal to Places of Significance for Civil Rights Linda G. Miller, AIA New York, New York, NY
Go-To Guide for Black History Month in New York State Cuisine Noir Magazine, Oakland, CA
Celebrating Harriet Tubman Life in the Finger Lakes, Geneva, NY