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.