From April to June of this year, the New Netherland Institute will present the 2019 Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck Lecture Series, which will comprise 10 lectures on various aspects of New Netherland, each at a different venue from New York City to the Capital Region.
The first in the series will be a talk by Russell Shorto at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, on April 16.
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 first of the series 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. Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World, will (virtually) roam the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, bringing the Dutch period back to life.
Admission is $10, $5 for members. Doors open at 6 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.
For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact the Institute’s Visitor Services desk at (718) 222-4111, ext. 250.
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Painting of New Netherland provided.