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Russell Shorto Lecture on New York’s Dutch Roots

Russell Shorto (photo by Jennifer May)

Tue, Apr 16 - Tue, Apr 16  2019

Brooklyn Historical Society

Russell Shorto Lecture on New York’s Dutch Roots

April 16, Brooklyn Historical Society presents a lecture Finding New York’s Dutch Roots: A Field Guide led by Russell Shorto

In the 1600s, the Dutch colony of New Netherland ranged up and down the East Coast, and the Hudson River was its spine. The colony was the base from which the Dutch laid claim to the New World, and from which they battled with their arch-enemy, England. England won the power struggle, and New Netherland is history, but its legacy is hiding in plain sight. This talk will be a travelogue of New Netherland, from “Breuckelen” to Rensselaer. Identifying place names, old barns, bits of leftover language, street patterns, and Dutch customs. Come join Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, as he (virtually) roams the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, bringing the Dutch period back to life.

Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$10 General Admission / $5 for Members

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