Brown Bag Talk: Conceited Old Notions: The Changing Times of Fanny Seward

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Date(s) - 07/18/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seward House Museum


SHM Education and Outreach Coordinator Zach Finn retraces how, on April 14th, 1865, Fanny Seward witnessed an assassination attempt on her father. Her first-hand account of that night was kept in her personal journals, which provides historians valuable insight into the infamous attack; however, the attempt on her father’s life was not the first time Fanny witnessed violence against her family. Despite the dangers she and her family faced, Fanny would develop a strong moral and political voice in her writings that challenged the 19th-century status quo.

This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Seward House Museum Gardens.

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