May 13, 2017

12:00 pm - A Most Fortunate Folly: Alaska at 150

The Seward House Museum invites you to be a part of history for the 150th anniversary of Mr. Seward’s fateful, eponymous folly: the acquisition of Alaska. Gather with members of the community as well as leaders from New York and Alaska for the public unveiling of a new statue of Seward.  Catch the spirit of this unique moment as, just like Mr. Seward before it, the statue arrives in Auburn from the State Department in Washington before embarking on a western transcontinental railroad journey. Shadowing Seward’s own movements, the statue is ultimately bound for Juneau, Alaska, where it will thereafter grace the State House grounds.  

This event is free & open to the public and will take place in the Seward House Museum Gardens.


2:30 pm - Immortalized in Bronze: An Artist's Workshop

After its unveiling, sculptors Judith and David Rubin reveal the fascinating stories behind their Seward statue. The artists will take audience members behind the scenes to their foundry—sharing pictures and memories from the sculpting process—and beyond. Learn about the process of forging Seward from start to finish, from every twist in its early inception, to every curve on Seward’s form, to the full itinerary of the statue’s westward voyage. A Q&A will follow the presentation.    

This event is free & open to the public and will take place in the Seward House Museum Gardens.


For more information call (315) 252-1283
The last tour of the Museum will be at 3:00 pm.