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Finding New York’s Dutch Roots: A Field Guide led by Russell Shorto

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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.

This event is part of the 2019 Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck Lecture Series, presented by the New Netherland Institute.

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Finding New York’s Dutch Roots: A Field Guide led by Russell Shorto
Tuesday, April 16

Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm

$10 General Admission / $5 for Members


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Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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