Seward's Day in Alaska
Seward's Day in Alaska is held on March 25. Celebrated on the last Monday in March. This event in the third decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Seward's Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867. Seward's Day is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from Russia.
Abraham Lincoln's most trusted advisor may have also been the most divisive politician of his time. William Henry Seward (1801-1872) had an incredible career that took him from the Governor's Mansion in Albany to the White House Cabinet Room. Along the way, he made countless enemiesóone of whom almost sliced his face off. Yet Seward's admirers were just as plentiful. A gifted statesman, he was a driving force behind emancipation and school reform.
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