The Equal Rights Heritage Center is now officially open in Auburn, NY. The New York State Parks and Recreation Department debuted the new center Tuesday morning to a packed crowd.
It was a $10 million project supported by Governor Cuomo to highlight our state and Auburn's connection to promoting social and equal rights.
The new building is near the Historic Seward House.
Auburn Mayor Michael Quill says this is a project not only for the state, and country, but the City of Auburn residents, "It is very significant, even for the local folks. There is so much more here that I don't think everyone is aware of all of it. Everyone knows a little bit about this that and the other thing. Hopefully, this will all bring it together to show what Auburn and Central New York meant to equal rights throughout our country."
The building is also a Welcome Center, local tourism promotion center for the region and there is a 'Taste NY Market' inside.
It will be open seven days a week: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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