A bit of local history
National Landmark: William and Frances Seward House
33 South Street
Auburn, New York
Call for hours and tours.
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
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
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