South Street Seaport Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration


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seaport museum 50th anniversaryThe South Street Seaport Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a dockside celebration and benefit at Pier 16 in New York City, featuring cocktails and dinner, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

The celebration will begin at 6 pm with a VIP cocktail reception in the Captain’s saloon and on the quarterdeck of 1885 sailing ship Wavertree. At 6:30 pm the general admission cocktail reception will begin aboard Wavertree. A dockside dinner featuring catering by Cipriani will be held at 7:30 pm. Continue reading

New York History Around The Web This Week


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Betsy Ross: Ben Franklin’s World


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ben_franklins_worldHow did everyday men and women experience life in the colonial America?

How did the American Revolution transform their work and personal lives?

Marla Miller, a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011), guides us through the life of Betsy Ross with an aim to help us answer these questions. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/148

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Women’s History Weekend in Peterboro, Sept 22-24


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WOMEN'S HISTORY WEEKEND in PETERBOROThe Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro NY will be commemorating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with a Women’s History Weekend September 22-24, 2017. These two heritage organizations will collaborate with partners for the Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade programs that celebrate local history and its connection to the state’s and nation’s history of women’s rights.

The Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend September 22-24, 2017, will focus on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth Smith Miller, and Angelina Grimke. Continue reading