2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker Series: Dorothy Wickenden

The Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker: Dorothy Wickenden. Wickenden is the Executive Editor of The New Yorker, in addition to author of The Agitators. This book explores how three extraordinary women changed history and advanced the cause of equality. United by roots in Auburn, the friendship between Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, and Frances Seward led them together to “agitate” for abolition and women’s rights.

Wickenden will be the sixth guest hosted by the Seward House Museum. The inaugural event in 2012 featured Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin was followed by award winning author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts, political satirist Mark Russell, and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Brent Glass. Most recently, the Museum hosted best-selling author and Chief Legal Analyst of ABC News, Dan Abrams.


It will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Prior to the talk there will be a reception, meet-and-greet with Wickenden and book signing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South St., Auburn.

Ticket sales for this event will begin on Monday, August 16th. Tickets are $35 for the talk only, $75 for the talk and reception and $175 for VIP+. For more information, or to order tickets, visit sewardhouse.org or call (315) 252-1283.


Sep 18 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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