Keynote Address at the Conference on New York State History
Friday, June 7, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. | Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium
Join us for a fascinating talk by Walter Stahr, the author of Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man.
William Seward, widely known for arranging the purchase of the Alaskan territory from Russia, was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. A native of Auburn, New York, he was a progressive governor and an outspoken federal senator. As secretary of state, he became Lincoln’s closest friend and adviser during the Civil War. He was also a target of the assassins who killed Lincoln.
Published in 2012, Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man will be available for purchase at the museum. The author will be signing the book after the keynote address.
For more information about the Conference on New York State History, call 607-547-1453 or visit www.nysha.org.