Russell Shorto is an American author, historian, and journalist, known for his bestselling book on the Dutch origins of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World. Shorto’s research for this book relied greatly on the work of the New Netherland Project (now known as the New Netherland Research Center) and the New Netherland Institute. He is senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.
On September 13 and September 15, Russell Shorto will give two different talks at separate locations in New York State.
On September 15 at 02:00 PM, The New Netherland Institute will host a talk named “In Search of Peter Stuyvesant’s Farmhouse: A New Netherland Mystery” by Russell Shorto and Len Tantillo at the Carole F. Huxley Theater at New York State Museum. In this visually compelling program, historical artist Len Tantillo and author Russell Shorto compare their methods of bringing New York’s origins to life, focusing on the search for the Stuyvesant “Bowery” home.
For this talk, it is advised to register in advance with the New Netherland Institute.
On September 13 from 06:00 to 07:30 PM, the Jay Heritage Center will host a talk and book signing by Russell Shorto. In his talk, named “The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan”, Shorto will discuss the origins of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
For more information on admission, visit the event page of NY State Parks.