Bedroom Tales at Rose Hill Mansion

FAYETTE — Join us this summer for a special tour at Rose Hill that focuses on the functions bedrooms served in the 19th century. Topics will include personal hygiene, childbirth, illness and mourning practices.

The remaining tours will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 14, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 and at 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. This special tour is not the same as our regular tour and is recommended for mature audiences only.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. As space is limited, reservations are required by calling Rose Hill Mansion at (315) 789-3848. The mansion is at 3373 Route 96A.

SF Historical Society hosts barbecue

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca Falls Historical Society will be holding a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the society, 55 Cayuga St.

Please stop by the Museum and purchase a ticket for $10 and reserve your dinner. We will be serving a half-chicken, coleslaw, salt potatoes, rolls and butter. All proceeds benefit the museum.

Cayuga Centers details Tubman ties

AUBURN — Kim Dungey, marketing/public relations specialist for Cayuga Centers, will describe the connection the agency had with philanthropist Harriet Tubman at a 6 p.m. presentation Aug. 20 at Auburn’s Seymour Library.

Dungey will share current programming and history of the agency, which started as an orphanage in 1852 — the Cayuga Asylum for Destitute Children. She will also highlight a story of care given by Harriet Tubman to one of the orphans.

Dungey has worked at Cayuga Centers since 2005. While conducting an agency-wide reorganization of old files, she came across original hand-written ledger books documenting the placement of children in the orphanage. This began her fascination with and study of the agency’s history, and her stumbling upon the connection with Tubman.

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Lighthouse still has events coming up

SODUS POINT — The concert series at Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St., will continue from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

This weekend it’s a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole by the Dan Elliot Quartet on Aug. 12. In conjunction with the concert, the second ice cream social of the season will be 1 to 3 p.m. on the Museum lawn. Visitors can enjoy a generous sundae with all the toppings for only $4.50. All proceeds support the museum.

Later in the month, it’s Letizia and the Z Band on Aug. 19; and modern and traditional country music by Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon on Aug. 26.

“Fun Science at the Lighthouse!” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21. Students in grades 4-6 can learn about Lake Ontario and other topics during this hands-on science program.

Registration is required for this free program at (315) 483-0775 or email

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