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Shakespeare in the Gardens: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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The Seward House Museum is thrilled to bring back by popular demand, Shakespeare in the Gardens. This year, the Seward House teamed up with actors from Syracuse Shakespeare-in-the-Park for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance will take place on Wednesday, August 10 at 6 PM. The museum invites everyone to bring picnics, ….  Read More

Cultural Convergences: An Artistic Workshop Into Seward’s Visit to Syria

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Seward House Museum Hosts Artistic Workshop Inspired by Middle East Hands-On Art Experience to Create Traveling Mural On Saturday, June 11, 2022, the Seward House Museum will host a public arts workshop at the Equal Rights Heritage Center, 25 South Street, in downtown Auburn from 1 to 3 p.m. Titled “Cultural Convergences: An Artistic Workshop ….  Read More

Chase and Seward: Antislavery Advocates

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An evening with renowned William Seward biographer Walter Stahr, who will discuss his new book on Salmon Chase. Walter Stahr, author of a New York Times bestselling biography of William Henry Seward, will discuss his new book, a biography of Seward’s colleague in the antislavery movement and the Lincoln cabinet: Salmon Portland Chase. Stahr will ….  Read More

Brave Brews Festival

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Don’t miss out on the first annual Brave Brews Festival kicking off Women’s History Month in Auburn, NY, and supporting New York’s burgeoning craft beverage industry. Everyone Welcome!   Visit for an event or spend the weekend exploring Auburn, enjoying live music, hearing national guest speakers, tasting local bites, and of course, sipping on the area’s finest ….  Read More

Seward House Museum Candlelight Tours

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Experience a full Victorian Christmas with all the trimmings and trappings. Guides lead candlelit tours of the Seward House Museum, which is decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. Visitors learn about Christmas traditions of the Sewards through heart-warming holiday memories shared from their letters and diaries. The one-hour candlelight tours are running December 9-11, ….  Read More

2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker Series: Dorothy Wickenden

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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 ….  Read More

Shining a Light on Harriet Tubman March 7 – 14, 2021

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The third annual city-wide celebration of Harriet Tubman, the famous abolitionist and former Auburn resident, will return this year in a virtual format during the week of March 7-14, 2021. Celebrations of Tubman’s life and legacy will be honored through social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and others, and visitation to ….  Read More

The Agitators: A Virtual Evening with Author Dorothy Wickenden

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  Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted and The Agitators, and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast Politics and More. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was national affairs editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995, and before that was ….  Read More

Live Dramatic Reading: Seward Family Couples

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During the month of February 2021, the Seward House Museum will be spotlighting three generations of Seward couples and sharing historic family letters. This month-long celebration also features a live dramatic reading of letters written by William and Frances Seward. Tune in via the Seward House Museum’s Facebook page to delve into the institutions of ….  Read More