AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:
Signed copies of
The 124th New York State Volunteers
in the Civil War

Charles J. LaRocca's authoritative history of the famous "Orange Blossoms" uses letters, diary entries, newspaper accounts and remembrances to tell the story of one of the great fighting regiments of the Civil War.

Window in the Mapes House

Please Join Us!
Saturday, September 17th | Noon - 4:00 pm

Rand-tiques Road ShowBetter Homes & Gardens
Rand Realty’s Fundraiser

for the Preservation of
the Seward/Mapes Homestead

On Saturday, September 17th, Better Homes & Gardens | Rand Realty will be hosting an antiques appraisal event that is bound to be full of surprises. It will be a fundraiser on our behalf. Renowned estate appraiser and auctioneer, William J. Jenack, will be casting his expert eyes on unique treasures, family heirlooms and all sorts of cool stuff to offer his estimates of their value. Mr. Jenack will also be joined by other knowledgeable members of his team.

Since 1988, William J. Jenack Auctioneers has been one of the fastest growing auction galleries outside of New York City, offering fine art, furniture, jewelry, decorations and a variety of special interest categories.

Admission is FREE! Fee: Only $5:00 per appraisal.

Proceeds from the event will support the Seward/Mapes Homestead Restoration efforts. Stamps and record albums will not be considered, but just about everything else will. DOWNLOAD A FLYER

We look forward to seeing you!

Date: Saturday, September 17, Noon to 4:00 pm.
Location: The Old Warwick Railroad Station | Rand Realty
25 Railroad Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990

For more information email us at events@sewardhomestead.org
or call 845-986-4848.


Thank you! Proceeds will go to the restoration of the Seward/Mapes Homestead!


The Exceptional Seward Women

Frances and Fanny SewardWe marvel at the many exceptional women of the period, including Frances Seward and Fanny Seward. We intend to focus on them. For example, not many people know that William Seward's wife, Frances, ran a station on the Underground Railroad out of their house in Auburn when Seward was a United States Senator. That was in violation of Federal law which prohibited harboring runaway slaves. Young Fanny, the couple's daughter, was an aspiring writer who kept a diary that offers us rare glimpses into the Lincoln Administration, the Seward household and a first hand accout of the assasination attempt on her father on the fateful night of 1865. Dorothea Dix was a role model for her. The Sewards counted many other reformers as friends.


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.

The Seward Birthplace