The National Park Service has boots on the ground in Auburn.
Superintendent Frank Barrows said on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News there’s progress being made in a number of areas.
Jessica Bowes was involved in archaelogical digs at the Harriet Tubman Home while she was studying at Syracuse University.
Rufai Shardow served four years in the Army before being hired for the Parks Service by Superintendent Barrows. The native of Ghana found a link to his homeland while learning about the Underground Railroad.
Barrows said this summer is being looked at as a pilot project and a way for the Park Service to work closely with its partners and carve out its role in the community.