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...
On June 2 of 2010 a group of volunteer architects, historians and citizens gathered in this small Orange County, NY village to begin planning the restoration of Seward's birthplace and homestead. Recently acquired from the town of Warwick, the 2+ acre property provides a great opportunity to honor a great American statesman and preserve a piece of history for future generations.
We Could have danced all night...Our fundraising dinner and silent auction on April 20th was a memorable event for everyone. We are especially grateful to members Joan and Marv Kissinger for their hard work in planning and staging the night's festivities.
THANK YOU, everyone....
and thank you, Walter Stahr, for such a memorable lecture and book signing event on Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012)! It was the Seward homestead Restoration Committee's first public event, calling attention to our efforts these past two years and raising awareness of our plans for restoring Seward's Homestead. We all look forward to reading your book, hearing from you again and seeing more recognition and acclaim going your way!
For more information about Walter Stahr and his future author events visit his website at www.walterstahr.com.
A Work in Progress: