Stealing Freedom: The Seward Family & the Underground Railroad

This exhibition was funded by the Underground Railroad Heritage Trail Initiative; a program administered through the state Department of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation and has been displayed prominently in both the Seward House Museum and off site venues since 2010. The exhibit tells of William Seward’s public stance against slavery as a U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. It also tells of his connection to Harriet Tubman, and his family and staff’s active efforts to support her work on the Underground Railroad. 

This exhibit is recommended for spaces between 400-1,100 square feet and features interactive activities such as an Uncle Tom’s Cabin puzzle game based on the real life puzzle owned by Fanny Seward.

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