Join us for a pet themed First Friday Community Event to celebrate the dogs days of summer featuring live music by The Primates! We are partnering with the Finger Lakes SPCA, Lucky Goat Farm products, as well as dogs, cats, goats, and their owners. Donations will be accepted for the FLSPCA and we will have a pet parade through the Victorian Gardens at 6:30pm. Additionally, the artwork of Dan Marquart will be on display in our Gift Shop gallery space. Docents will be on hand to lead tours through the dining and drawing rooms, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

 

The 21st century meets the 19th in this two day Victorian day camp. Activities include a game of Town Ball (an early version of baseball) with players from the Auburn Doubledays, luncheon and high tea with costumed interpreters of the Seward family, 19th century outdoor games, gardening, arts & crafts, and of course, historical programming at the Museum. Appropriate for ages 9-12. Scholarships are available - contact the SHM for more information.


Admission for Members is $35, General Public is $45. Reservations Required

The 21st century meets the 19th in this two-day Victorian day camp. Activities include a game of Town Ball (an early version of baseball) with players from the Auburn Doubledays, luncheon and high tea with costumed interpreters of the Seward Family, 19th century outdoor games, gardening, arts & crafts, and of course, historical programming at the Museum. Appropriate for ages 9-12. Scholarships are available - contact the SHM for more information.

Admission for Members is $35, General Public is $45. Reservations Required

Join members of the talented cast of Opera Ithaca for an exclusive summer evening parlor concert in the inimitable elegance of the Seward House Drawing Room. With a set list of Seward family favorites drawn from their rich collection of sheet music and accompanied by the beauty of their 1872 Steinway piano, this performance is not to be missed. Marking the bi-centennial of 33 South Street, song selections have been specially chosen to reflect the tastes of all four generations of the family that lived here.

Join museum staff from both the Seward House and the Cayuga Museum for a guided walking tour through Auburn. Starting at the Cayuga Museum, the focus of this tour features the heart of downtown. Emphasis will be placed upon both commercial and public spaces as tour guides trace the economic, political, and spiritual history of Auburn along the Genesee Street artery. This tour is rain or shine, so participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and prepare appropriately in anticipation of two hours of walking through city neighborhoods.

For generations, the Sewards were among the most prominent of New York families. On this specialty tour, learn about how various members of the Seward family contributed to the history of the Empire State.

In place of the public tour.  Admission: $10

Whether it was during his time as Secretary of State or as a private tourist, William Seward was one of the first truly international travelers in American history. Take this tour to discover more about his diplomatic legacy, as well as his personal experiences and foreign encounters abroad.

In place of public tour.  Admission: $10

The politics of the anti-slavery movement shaped not only the public career of Mr. Seward, but also loomed large over his entire family dynamic. Find out how various members of the Seward family opposed slavery during this unique tour.

In place of the regular public tour.  Admission: $10.

Swing a trowel along with museum staff and volunteers in maintaining the lush flower beds and community garden space of the Museum grounds!

Featuring a contemporary art exhibit by Holly Mosher and music from The Officers!

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