Concert honors three of Auburn’s historic residents

The Auburn Community Orchestra married Auburn’s history and music Sunday in its Tribute to History’s Hometown concert at the Carriage House Theater.

The small 100-seat venue that is part of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn was packed with people who had come to hear works honoring the three hometown heroes: Harriet Tubman, William H. Seward and Theodore Case.

The event grew out of a brainstorming session by the orchestra board, said Music Director Steve Frackenpohl. The theme — History’s Hometown — is a great way to celebrate Auburn’s heroes and its musical culture, he said.

Tubman’s great great-grandniece, Pauline Copes Johnson, spoke about her great great aunt’s spirituality, perseverance and accomplishments. Tubman settled in Auburn after her escape from slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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