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Lectures & Conversations
Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
The Civil War: 150 Years
Walter Stahr
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
Tue, March 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century: progressive governor of New York, outspoken federal senator, secretary of state during the Civil War and its aftermath, and a target of the assassins who killed Lincoln. Join us for an illuminating conversation about a complex and pivotal figure, Lincoln’s closest friend and adviser, and an early architect of America’s empire.

SPEAKER BIOS

Walter Stahr is the author of John Jay: Founding Father and the new book Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man. Louis P. Masur (moderator) is Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University. He is the author of Lincoln’s Hundred Days.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS BY PHONE/IN PERSON

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

SPECIAL OFFER

When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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