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Costumed guides lead visitors on a candle lit tour of the home decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As visitors learn about holiday traditions of the Seward family in the 19th century, actors portraying various members of the family emerge to share holiday recollections gleaned from the letters and diaries. Tours end with Christmas carols sung around the family’s 1872 Steinway piano.  Space is limited, reservations required.

Date(s): 12/05/2014, 12/06/2014, 12/11/2014, 12/12/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/18/2014, 12/19/2014, 12/20/2014
Location: Seward House Museum
33 South St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: Tours at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets $12/adults, $10/children 12 & under
Telephone: 315-252-1283
Email: info@sewardhouse.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm by Nakeia Endres
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The Seward House Museum

This beautiful estate is surrounded by two acres of lush garden and trees. The elegant interior has been restored to its original beauty and features an unmatched collection of political and travel souvenirs, decorative arts and photographs that spans William Seward’s nearly forty-year political career.

Website: http://sewardhouse.org/

Posted: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 @ 2:50 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Historic Homes Tour 2008 & Art in the Park Saturday October 4th, 2008 from 10AM – 4PM

The homes tour showcases seven homes in the vicinity of Hoopes Park, on East Genesee Street, and Art in the Park includes an art show and sale, plus entertainment, food, and a First Edition book signing by Kevin Rivoli, photographer and author of “In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America.”

In addition, Auburnians and residents from around the Hoopes Park area will be combining their postcards and artifacts to create a display commemorating the beauty of Hoopes Park.

Musical entertainment will be offered all day long, performers include: Jazzitude, featuring Lou Nocilly on saxophone; Warren Robinson on trumpet; Mike Burns on bass and Dave Chitambar on drums will set the pace, with a lively mix of Big Band standards and Latin Bosa Nova. Well known throughout the local music scene, each musician has played at many local venues, the most recent performance at Big Kahuna’s.

Vocalist Mimi McHale and her band, Second Wind, offer smooth jazz, blues, country and Latin rhythms. This close-knit ensemble, consisting of McHale, manager/guitarist Bill Tracy, bassist Dave Arliss, flautist/vocalist Cathy Mullarney and guitarist Bob Felter have been performing in Auburn and the surrounding area for the past six years, since the first cocktail party fundraiser for the Matthew House.

Paul Saltarello playing mandolin and vocals, with a special guest accordionist, rounds out the afternoon with traditional Italian-American music. Paul, who also sings at Rosalie’s Cuchina, in Skaneateles, is a well known and much loved local musician, having entertained local audiences for many years. Adding to his accomplishments, Paul is presently leading an Italian American folklore group in Rochester, and can be heard on the radio every Sunday morning from 9 -11AM on WDWN.

Houses on the tour will include the residences of:

Dr. Michael & Julie Speck’s home, at 109 Herman Ave., is a brick and wood colonial located across the street from the park’s entrance. The home features a large cooking fireplace with a nearby beehive oven, and a well-kept Williamsburg garden.
Dr. Joseph & Shelley Graney’s home on Teller Ave. was formerly owned by Dr. Stapleton, an avid collector of baseball memorabilia. Some of the memorabilia will be displayed in the home. The house has brick exterior and expansive grounds, including the stream that feeds into Hoopes Park.
Eileen Golden’s home at 36 S. Marvine Ave. is a charming residence, built by Auburn High School students. The home includes unusual upstairs windows and a folding garage door.
Eric & Sandy Leader’s colonial home, at 21 S. Marvine Ave. has a newly remodeled kitchen and other interior and exterior changes, including the addition of a large patio and pool area. The residence boarders Hoopes Park on the east side.
Donna Hunt’s home, at 3 S. Marvine Ave., was built in the 1950′s and offers a spectacular view of Hoopes Park. The home includes features that were new and innovative in the 50s.
Rick & Mena Hansinger’s home at 2 S. Marvine Ave is a center stair colonial style with a large exterior addition that includes a large open stairway.
Andy & Sarah Morabito’s home at 226 E. Genesee St. is a Dutch Colonial design, with a remodeled kitchen and renovated grounds and pool area. The home is located on the eastern boarder of Hoopes Park and offers a pleasant view of Hoopes Pond.
The Art in the Park artists include:

Barbara Carris Kahl (Painting: Print & Note Cards), Auburn
Megan Lawson Clark (Hand painted floor cloths, scarves, wall hangings), Auburn
Catherine M. Walter (Mosaic Mirror frames), Auburn
Kristine Minster (Original Fabrication), Scipio Center
Jane Van Scoy (Painting: oil, watercolor, prints and note cards), Auburn
Mary Payne McCarthy (Photography), Auburn
Donna Van Scoy (Photo Art), Auburn
Tina Barry (Stained Glass & Jewelry), Auburn
Tom Hussey (Painting/Drawing inspired by CNY and Atlantic coast), Auburn
Laura Fudge (Painting), Syracuse
Jayne Smigelski (Portraits, Watercolor & Pastel with an animal, nature theme), Solvay
Nick Lyon (Medieval/Renaissance Painting & Metal work), Cortland
Susan L. Silverman (Jewelry), Auburn
Cheri Haring (Pottery), Auburn
Concessions will be offered during the event to benefit the Boy Scouts & Community Preservation Committee. Additional parking is available at the Baptist Church near Herman Avenue Elementary School as well as in the school lot.

Home Tour tickets are $20 in advance available at Willard Memorial Chapel, $25 the day of the event at the Hoopes Park Clubhouse.

For more information call (315) 252-0339, or visit www.willardchapel.org.

Posted: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 @ 5:04 pm by Curt
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