DESIGNING STORIES OF ABOLITION AND COALITION: ILLUMINATING HISTORY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK
Mar 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Nancy Cantor Warehouse Auditorium (first floor)
How is our interpretation of history impacted by design? A new exhibition opening at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York, tells the important story of the Seward family’s active role in the abolitionist movement, and highlights new findings about Margaret Stewart, Harriet Tubman’s niece, who the Sewards helped raise after Tubman brought her from Maryland in 1861. Dr. Jeffrey Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum, and Peter Hyde, exhibition designer and principal of Peter Hyde Design, will use this exciting new exhibition as the foundation to discuss the collaborative process of telling stories and interpreting history through the exhibition design process.
Presented as part of the Syracuse Symposium.