Preserving History and Honoring a Great Statesman
Born in Florida, New York in 1801, William H. Seward was one of our nation's most distinguished political leaders. Remembered primarily for his role as Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and his guiding influence in the purchase of Alaska as Secretary of State in the Andrew Johnson administration, Seward was also a Senator and New York Governor in his long career. Read more...
Charles LaRocca to Lecture on May 27th
PART TWO in our series on Captain William E. Mapes will highlight the the men and campaigns of the illustrious 124th New York Volunteer Regiment, The Orange Blossoms. Noted author and historian Charles J. LaRocca will do a presentation on Mapes' Regiment, focusing on its members and their heroism as they fought their way from Manassas to Appomattox.
PART ONE of the series featured a lecture on Civil War medicine by Carolyn Ivanoff. Her well received presentation called attention to the courage of Captain Mapes, as well as many of his generation; both the combatants, surgeons and nurses alike. Both programs are part of a fundraiser to honor Captain Mapes with a memorial plaque in his honor. Read more...
Register now: Date: May 27th. Time: 7:00 pm. Location: S. S. Seward Institute. Email: email@example.com
Come to Our Yardsale: May 2ndWHEN: Saturday, May 2nd, 9 - 3pm.
WHERE: 35 North Main St., Florida, NY 10921
Collectibles. Kitchenware. Furniture. Books. Household items. Plants and more. Accepting donations any time. Please call first. 845-258-8183. Proceeds benefit the Seward / Mapes Homestead Restoration.
A Work in Progress: