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Local National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House

A bit of local history 

National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House 

33 South Street 

Auburn, New York

(315) 252-1283

Call for hours and tours.
www.sewardhouse.org
Significance: Home of William and Frances Seward. As Lincoln’s Secretary of State, Seward was Auburn’s most significant political figure. Both William and Frances harbored freedom seekers in this house.

The Seward home was built in 1816-17 in the Federal style, one of the first brick houses in Auburn, by Elijah Miller, Frances Seward’s father. One of the workmen was sixteenyear-old Brigham Young, later a leader of the Mormon Church. In the 1840s, the Sewards enlarged the house, adding a dining room, Italianate tower, and north wing. In 1866-68, they enlarged it again, using designs of architect Edward Tucerkman Potter, adding a south tower, drawing room, and several bedrooms.1

11 Brochure from Seward House. Many thanks to Peter Wisbey and the entire staff of the Sewardhttp://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/history/ugrr/report/PDF/5f.pdf

Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 6:37 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts

 
 
 
 

Bass Pro Shops Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Bass Pro Annual Ice Fishing Derby 

February 23, 2008 

7AM – 3PM

Pending weather conditions Owasco Lake and Cayuga Lake may be fished as well. Pre-registrations are available at Bass Pro Shops until closing on February 22 and at weigh-in sites starting at 6am derby day. Cost is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under and a $5 optional lunker pool. Awards ceremony is at Bass Pro Shops.

Owasco Lake, Rt. 38A
Auburn, NY 13021

315-258-2700
www.basspro.com

Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 6:11 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY

 
 
 
 

Mardi Gras Party

4th Annual Mardi Gras 

 February 24 & 25, 10 am – 6 pm Saturday

 noon – 6 pm Sunday  

It’s Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Wine Trail where you’ll receive a string of Mardi Gras beads, a wine glass, exciting prizes, plus a wine and food sample at each of the wineries. Participants are eligible to win one of our Three Grand Prizes: An overnight stay for two in the Executive Suite with fireplace at Best Western in Ithaca, a $25.00 dinner gift certificate from Maxi’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar, and a wine refrigerator stocked with a sampler case of wine

cayugawinetrail.com or 800-684-5217 for price information and tickets

Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 6:04 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY

 
 
 
 

Black Beans & Pink Popcorn: A Night of Bossa Nova

BLACK BEANS & PINK POPCORN: A NIGHT OF BOSSA NOVA
Maria DeAngelis & Westminster Express
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:00PM
Location: Jazz Central – 441 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Tickets: For tickets call 315-446-3918, $$12.50 advance purchase, $17.50 at the door
If you haven’t made any plans for January 19th (a Saturday), and
would like to be transported to Brazil for the evening, come by Jazz
Central and hear this great group doing classic bossa nova music.
Most of it will be in English, and you’ll recognize more of these
tunes than you think — The Girl From Ipanema is only the beginning!
There will be two very similar sets, at 7 and 9 pm, and I’m selling
tickets ahead of time, at substantial savings, through my office
phone number, 315-446-3918.

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2008 @ 6:49 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY

 
 
 
 

Thom Dutton at Willard Memorial Chapel

Thom Dutton – Troubadour Harper
February 2nd
7PM

 The Willard Chapel is an extremely rare example of the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decoration Co. in that it is only complete and unaltered Tiffany chapel known to exist.
 Enjoy Celtic music with Thom Dutton.

Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street
Auburn, NY 13021

315/252-0339
kwalker@willardchapel.org
www.willardchapel.org

 

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2008 @ 6:40 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY