2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker: Dorothy Wickenden.

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The Seward House Museum is pleased to announce the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker: Dorothy Wickenden. Wickenden is the Executive Editor of The New Yorker, in addition to author of The Agitators. This book explores how three extraordinary women changed history and advanced the cause of equality. United by roots in Auburn, the friendship between Harriet Tubman, Martha Coffin Wright, and Frances Seward led them together to “agitate” for abolition and women’s rights.

Wickenden will be the sixth guest hosted by the Seward House Museum. The inaugural event in 2012 featured Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin was followed by award winning author, journalist, and political commentator Cokie Roberts, political satirist Mark Russell, and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Brent Glass. Most recently, the Museum hosted best-selling author and Chief Legal Analyst of ABC News, Dan Abrams.


6-7:30pm: VIP Reception at the Equal Rights Heritage Center

8-9pm: Book Lecture at Auburn Public Theater



General Admission (lecture ticket): $35

VIP (reception and book lecture): $75

VIP Plus (reception, book lecture, donation to the SHM, and gift membership): $175

Auburn, NY 13021 United States + Google Map

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