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The story of “Seward’s Folly” is often seen through an exclusively American lens. It is frequently told as an account of how Secretary of State Seward skillfully negotiated with Russia (and even his own government) to acquire a vast territory, cast as the triumphal tale of Seward proving his many doubters wrong by adding an important final chapter to his political legacy. But what about the Russian side of the story? On this sesquicentennial of Alaska Day— the date in when the U.S.

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For the sixth annual Parlor Music Concert, the Seward House Museum is pleased to rekindle a partnership with the Eastman School of Music and welcome soprano soloist Cecile Saine. From the magnificent setting of the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Saine’s tour-de-force performance will transport listeners across the musical landscape of the 19th century. All are welcome to join her for a wine and dessert reception after the concert.

Tours at 10:30 & 11:30.

Join us for First Friday reception - enjoy complimentary refreshments, and a contemporary art exhibit by Christy Lemp!

Tours at 6:00 & 7:00 pm.

Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and to the gates of Fort Hill Cemetery, sharing chilling tales of Victorian funeral practices, spectral encounters from Seward family lore, grizzly true crime stories, and other spooky accounts drawn from local folklore and history. A batch of new terrifying-yet-true stories of have been added for 2017, so you won’t want to miss the eerie experience!

Tours at 6:00 & 7:00 pm.

Costumed guides take guests around the Seward House grounds and to the gates of Fort Hill Cemetery, sharing chilling tales of Victorian funeral practices, spectral encounters from Seward family lore, grizzly true crime stories, and other spooky accounts drawn from local folklore and history. A batch of new terrifying-yet-true stories of have been added for 2017, so you won’t want to miss the eerie experience!

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