The Harriet Tubman Boosters Club The Harriet Tubman Boosters Club has existed for nearly 60 years with a Mission to keep the life's work of American hero Harriet Tubman alive. The group formed in 1953 to promote and support the Tubman Home Museum. Some of the original members were relatives of Tubman, including Jennie Gaskin-Copes and Gladys Bryant (both grand nieces). Ms. Pauline Copes-Johnson, a great grand niece, is a current member of the Club. Membership dipped in the 1990's and then after continual low attendance since then, the Boosters started up strong again in early 2010 with 15 new members intent on continuing the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club legacy. Becoming a Harriet Tubman Booster Anyone is welcome to join the Boosters. There is no membership fee, however we do suggest an annual recommended program support donation of $25.00, or any amount you can afford. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. We also welcome larger donations from those who are able to provide greater support. Checks for Program Support Donations may be made out to the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club.
Due to Maya Angelou visit on 4/25 The Boosters Club's next meeting is Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m. at the Administration Building on the premises of the Harriet Tubman Home 180 South St., Auburn, NY. All are welcome to attend. Agenda - 2013 Centennial Commemoration Year Planning.
Support our school students' efforts as they share the story of Harriet Tubman with our community Come see "Harriet, the Musical" March 23-24, 2012 http://auburnpublictheater.org/events.php?eventID=146
SOLD OUT! Syracuse Gospel Music Workshop of America Concert at the Historic Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, NY Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The Life of Harriet Tubman: A Spiritual Journey Through Music The GMWA is known for their historically accurate musical performances. This concert will be a sequence of African music and Negro spirituals that parallel the life of Harriet Tubman. Check out this link for a brief sample of music from this sold out performance: http://videos.syracuse.com/post-standard/2012/02/harriet_tubman_commemoritive_p.html
The National Park Service has approved sites in Dorcester, Caroline and Talbot Counties in Maryland where Harriet Tubman was born and lived as a slave, and sites in Auburn, NY where she spent the last 60 years of her life, for designation as a National Park.