Lectures & Conversations
From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Russell Shorto
Mon, October 28th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)

Note: This program is sold out 

 

EVENT DETAILS

Almost 350 years after the short-lived Dutch rule came to an end on Manhattan, traces of “New Amsterdam” can still be found in everything from street names to the design of the official flag of New York City. Using the history of Amsterdam as a backdrop, critically acclaimed author Russell Shorto explains why we also have the Dutch to thank for some of New York’s most celebrated and enduring characteristics, including its cultural and religious diversity.

SPEAKER BIO

Russell Shorto is Director of The John Adams Institute in Amsterdam and the bestselling author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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