AUBURN — Since opening Nov. 13, the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center has welcomed 2,000 visitors. 

Those visitors have discovered a center that's at once educational and architecturally elegant. To everyone else, though, it may still be a mystery. Auburnians know the center replaced a parking lot they used for the YMCA and Auburn Public Theater, and they know that they do or don't like how the building blends into the gateway to historic South Street. But that building has an inside, too.

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With help from the center's visitor experience manager, Courtney Rae Kasper, here are five things you might not know about Auburn's Equal Rights Heritage Center:

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Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2455 or david.wilcox@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.


I'm the features editor for The Citizen and auburnpub.com, and have been here since 2006. I also cover local arts and culture, business, food and drink, and more.