Brown Bag Talk: The Lady of the Library

Sep 7th 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Bring your lunch and dig in while learning some history in the Seward House Museum gardens. During his career, William Seward was an outspoken champion of libraries. He even hand-picked the volumes for the first New York State School Library system, created while Seward served as Governor of New York.
In Mr. Seward’s hometown of Auburn, no library has loomed larger over the literary landscape than Seymour. Join Dori Gottschalk-Fielding, coordinator for Seymour Library's Mary Van Sickle Wait Local History Discovery Center, to learn more about its founding over 140 years ago. Dori will highlight the importance of Seymour’s first librarian, Mattie Bullard, a strong 19th-century career woman and suffragist who left an indelible mark on her community.

This event is free and open to the public.