Generations Bank and Café XIX Unveil Latest Portrait

Jan. 18, 2016 –

Harriet Tubman Joins the Gallery of Great Women at Seneca Falls Cafe

Seneca Falls, N.Y. – Generations Bank and Café XIX are proud to announce that Harriet Tubman is the latest portrait to be added to the gallery of great women that hang in the restaurant.

At an unveiling and dedication event on January 18, 2016 guests joined as Menzo Case, President and CEO of Generations Bank and Casey Galloway, Owner of Café XIX welcomed everyone. The portrait was unveiled and special guests including Pauline Johnson, great-great grand-niece of Tubman and Laurel Ullyette, President of the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club shared remarks.

Ullyette told the small crowd Tubman believed in equality of all people, and supported the women’s rights movement in speeches she gave in Washington D.C., Boston and New York City.

Ullyette remarked the unveiling was appropriately celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Like King, she said, “Harriet had a dream too.”

Reading from Sara Bradford’s biography, “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman,” Ullyette read a quote attributed to Tubman.

“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no-how. I can’t seem to get over that line.”

“But,” Ullyette said, “she did finally get over that line. She vowed she would fight for liberty as long as her strength lasted.”

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About Generations Bank

Generations Bank has partnered with businesses and residents in the Northern Finger Lakes region since its founding in 1870, while maintaining a strong commitment to each and every community in which it operates. The bank is headquartered in Seneca Falls and serves customers from ten retail locations in Seneca Falls, Auburn, Waterloo, Geneva, Union Springs, Phelps and Farmington. Generations was named to CNY Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015.

In addition to traditional business and consumer deposit services, Generations Bank focuses on residential mortgages, as well as manufactured home, automobile, home equity, commercial, non-residential real estate and construction loans. The organization also serves the broader needs of the Finger Lakes area through its insurance business, Generations Agency (formerly Royce & Rosenkrans) and financial planning and brokerage services offered by Generations Investment Services.