Mission Statement

The mission of The Seward Homestead is to collect, preserve and exhibit historical works and items related to the early life of William Henry Seward through restoration and preservation of this historic site. We also will conduct educational programming which will strive to cultivate and stimulate curiosity about the life of this vitally important figure of American History.

Window in the Mapes House

Do Not Drop OffYard Sale: April 26th / Drop Off Date: April 12th

Students Volunteer to Support the Seward / Mapes Homestead!

We are very grateful to Alyssa Kamarowski for organizing this yard sale fundraiser, and to her fellow high school students from S. S. Seward Institute who are volunteering their efforts to make it a success. An event such as this requires a lot of planning and hard work. Please be sure to stop by our information table to see why they are working so hard and why the Seward/Mapes Homestead Restoration Project deserves your support. Please note: electronic items and large furniture pieces will not be accepted as donations.
Contact: alyssa@sewardhomestead.org

If you can't drop off, CALL US. We will pick up: 845-258-8183.

See You There!
Location: 35 N. Main Street, Florida, NY 10921
Times: Drop Off April 12, 1pm-6pm • Yard Sale: April 26, 9am-4pm


Thank You, Senator Bonacic!

Our letter to the Senator on February 28th:

Dear Senator Bonacic,

Thank you for approving a generous MFC grant to the Seward/Mapes Homestead. As our mayor, Jim Pawliczek, told your office, we are a group of community volunteers dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of historical works and items related to the early life of William Henry Seward.

This grant will be a great aid in the restoration and preservation of this historic site. Not only are we striving to stimulate curiosity about the life of a vitally important figure of American History, we are also working toward developing the Seward/Mapes Homestead as a learning and community center for future generations.

It is our sincere hope that you will visit Florida, New York in the near future so that we may share with you our efforts and thank you in person for the support you have provided our community.

Sincerely,
The Seward/Mapes Homestead Restoration Committee


Volunteers Needed!

As always, we welcome any assistance you might be able to provide, whether it be time or a talent. For volunteering, for donating or for further information, contact Roger at 845-294-3839 or any member of the Seward Homestead, Inc. committee. You may also email us at events@sewardhomestead.org. Thank you very much for your interest.

–The Seward Homestead, Inc. Dinner Auction Committee


The Seward Homestead has been listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places (national registration is pending), We need your support to realize the landmark's potential as an inspirational educational center for generations of Americans. At this time (03.22.14) we are in the process of applying for a Federal tax-exempt designation.

The Seward Birthplace