Recently retired Cornell University Professor Gerard Aching will present on his research and coordination of the Underground Railroad Research Project, which highlights the extensive roots of the network in Central New York, Western New York, and the Finger Lakes Region. [Read more…] about New Digital Resources for Underground Railroad History Research
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Ted Freeman will discuss his book God’s Free-Man: An American Tale of Perseverance (Dorrance Publishing, 2022), a deeply personal narrative that combines family and history. Freeman’s work challenges past perceptions that his ancestors — Harry and Kate Freeman — were enslaved when they arrived to co-found modern-day Auburn in Cayuga County, NY with John Hardenbergh in 1793. [Read more…] about Descendant of Auburn Co-Founders to Talk About Family History
The Seward House Museum has announced Sites of Conspiracy, a virtual talk set for Tuesday, April 13th. [Read more…] about Sites of Lincoln Conspiracy Talk Virtual Program
The Seward House Museum has announced a new Facebook Live series, which provides a look at the Museum’s art collection during this time of social distancing. [Read more…] about Seward House Museum Offering Live Stream Lunches
Although often overlooked under of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform that swept through mid-19th century New York State.
Mrs. Frances Seward, for example, worked to gain property rights for women in New York and made several contributions towards womens suffrage. [Read more…] about Francis Seward’s Role in Womens Rights
The Seward House Museum has announced Parlor Music Concert: A Musical Journey Through the 19th Century, with tenor soloist Pablo Willey-Bustos, on Sunday, November 24th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
From the setting of the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Willey-Bustos’s performance will transport listeners across the musical landscape of the 19th century. A reception with the artists follows the performance. [Read more…] about Parlor Concert: A 19th Century Musical Journey
Yale Professor of Pathology Dr. Gustave Davis is set to discuss the fascinating — and occasionally gruesome medical history — of the Seward family, and of Auburn, NY, in general in the middle 19th century, on Wednesday, October 23rd.
The program, An Unhealthy History?: Dr. Theodore Dimon and the Rise of Victorian Medicine, will take place from 7 to 8 pm at the Carriage House Theater. [Read more…] about Unhealthy History? Dr. Dimon and Victorian Medicine
“Votes For Women! Meet the Suffragettes!,” a presentation by Carolyn Ivanoff has been set for Thursday, March 14th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Florida Senior Center, 3 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY.
In 1848, the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls. But it wasn’t until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving American women the right to vote. Ivanoff will present the program in suffragist attire to commemorate the struggle through period photos, political cartoons and editorials. [Read more…] about Women’s History Month Fundraiser at Seward/Mapes Homestead
The Seward House Museum in Auburn is set to host Parlor Music Concert: A Musical Journey through the 19th Century, on Sunday, November 18th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.
For the seventh annual Parlor Music Concert, the Seward House Museum will welcome soprano soloist Cecile Saine. From the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Saine’s performance will give listeners a look back to the 19th century. [Read more…] about 19th Century Parlor Music at Seward House in Auburn
The Seward House Museum is hosting Haunted History Tours of Auburn daily through October 30th, from 6 to 7 pm.
Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and along the darkened streets of historic downtown Auburn, sharing chilling tales of Victorian funeral practices, spectral encounters from Seward family lore, grizzly true crime stories, and other spooky accounts drawn from local folklore and history. [Read more…] about Haunted History Tours of Auburn