On November 10th at 2 pm historic artist Len F. Tantillo will speak about his new book, The Edge of New Netherland, at the Mabee Farm Historic Site’s George E. Franchere Education Center. The book, a uniquely illustrated history of New Netherland, New Sweden, early North American fortification design, and the construction of Fort Cashmir (New Castle, Delaware) has been published for the New Netherland Institute.
The book explores life in the Dutch colony and competition between European powers by focusing on the construction of regional forts, and the trade they engendered. Tantillo’s work has appeared in books, periodicals, and television documentaries in the US and abroad and exhibited in numerous galleries across the country.
At the end of the presentation, Tantillo will sign books. Copies of The Edge of New Netherland will be available for purchase.
The event costs $5 per person, but is free to Schenectady County Historical Society members. Mabee Farm Historic Site is located at 1100 Main Street (Rte 5S), Rotterdam Junction, NY. Call (518) 887-5073 for more information.