Current Exhibitions

1816-2016: SHM 200th Anniversary Exhibition

Join the Seward House Museum for an exploration into the homes past as we celebrate 200 years of history at 33 South Street. Our knowledgeable staff and docents use this unique gallery space to explore themes such as the Seward Family in the Civil War, Seward connections with Harriet Tubman, the...

Alias Payne: Lewis Powel and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward

On an early April day in 1865, Secretary of State William Seward decided to take a ride with his family throughout the countryside around his home. During the ride, one of the horses became a bit too excited, and Secretary Seward was thrown from the carriage. In the accident, Seward suffered a...