Two of Auburn’s leading cultural institutions, the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and the Seward House Museum, have joined forces to create a new exhibit, “Untold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family Collection” will be on display at the Cayuga Museum from until August 30, 2015.
Showcasing items from the collections of the Seward House Museum in the spacious galleries of the Cayuga Museum, this unique collaboration explores the themes of family life in the Victorian era and the Seward family’s world travels.
One of the most famous and influential American families of the 19th century, the wealthy Sewards were lifelong collectors who acquired numerous objects. This exhibit will provide a rare opportunity to see many of these objects, including a piece of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, Native Alaskan armour, a portion of Seward’s extensive pipe collection, fans from around the world, and historic toys, including a working miniature cannon.
The Cayuga Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and on weekends from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5, but free to members of the Cayuga Museum and children. The Cayuma Museum is located at 203 Genesee Street, in Auburn, NY.