Like Moses of old 

Like Moses of old 

Like Moses of old 

Like Moses of old 

Like Moses of old 

Like Moses of old 

"Like Moses of old": What Pandita Ramabai learned from Harriet Tubman's life lecture

Time

Thursday, May 19

7 PM

Location

Carriage House Theater

About the Program

In 1887, Indian humanitarian Pandita Mary Ramabai visited 65-year-old Harriet Tubman Davis in Auburn and wrote about Tubman’s life story in a letter to her daughter Manorama. Her account shows us not only how Tubman Davis spoke about her life, but why she inspired people across the world. Phillip Hesser will discuss this meeting of “remarkable women” – which included an “Indian girl from the far West” who also met with Tubman Davis – and how Tubman Davis’ life story became a life-changing experience. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Carriage House on Orchard Ave, and in front of the museum on Genesee Street.

Ticketing

This event is free and open to the public, and will also be live streamed via Zoom. Contact kirsten@cayugamuseum.org to request a link. Reservations are encouraged though not required!

About the Presenter

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). When he is not sleuthing, he can be found running the marsh roads and joining his pint-sized pooches Marshall and Bayly on their explorations of the paths taken by deer and foxes.

Support for this program is provided by the City of Auburn’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation of Auburn ARPA funds 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.