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2014 Educational Programs

Seward House Museum 2014 Educational Programming

*all events will take place at the museum unless otherwise specified.




Specialty Tour Saturdays, 8/2 (Paws & Claws: Pets of the Seward House), 8/9 (The Lincoln Tour), 8/16 (The Seward Family in New York State), 8/23 (Slavery to Emancipation Tour), 8/30 (Speaking for Themselves: The Women of the Seward House) at 11:30 AM. Admission is $10, $8 for museum members. Reservations required.

Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series

Lectures take place on the South Lawn of the museum and are free and open to the public.

8/16 from 1 – 2 PM: Co-author of America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley (2006) and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Michael Lasser will discuss how the visits of actress Charlotte Cushman and opera sensation Jenny Lind in relation to the popular theater a music of the 19th century.

Around the World with William Seward Day Camp: 8/18 – 8/23, Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 12 PM, Saturday 11 AM – 1 PM. Cost for members is $85, and $100 for non-members.

The Seward House Museum invites children ages 10 through 13 to participate in Around the World with William Seward Summer Day Camp. Participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in global cultures through following William Seward on his trips to Alaska, Japan, India, Greece, and Italy. Multi-modal learning activities encourage participation through hands on approach to cultural learning. Only 15 slots are available, please reserve in advance.  A scholarship is available. If applying for a scholarship, please submit a statement of need not exceeding 500 words with your application materials.

Community Garden Days, 8/30  from 9 AM – 12 PM. Free and open to the public.

The Seward House Museum invites the community to join museum staff and volunteers to assist us with the planting and maintenance of our historic grounds.