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George Washington’s New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, October 20th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT

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Among the maps that George Washington owned was British military engineer John Montresor’s A Plan of the City of New-York, surveyed in 1766, which provided him with detailed information as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. Using Montresor’s map, Barnet Schecter leads a walking tour of key sites of the city Washington considered the key to victory in the American Revolution. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

From the Revolution to 1812: Lower Manhattan, Governors Island and the Forts of New York

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

Event details

In America’s infancy, New York City was at the center of two major wars: the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Join us as we explore the city’s role in these conflicts. We will visit Washington’s statue at Federal Hall, a tribute to patriot Marinus Willett and learn the history of the forts of New York Harbor. The tour will conclude with a visit to Fort Jay and Castle William on Governors Island. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour.

Washington, Lafayette and the Maryland 400: A Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sat, May 19th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

Event details

The Colonial Army first met the British in today’s Prospect Park. Walk the battlefield with Cal Snyder and Lucy Oakley, starting at Battle Pass, then find Stanford White’s striking but little-known memorial to the Maryland 400; see Daniel Chester French’s surpassing tribute to Lafayette and the Old Stone House. Other sites of tribute will be seen, including the statue Angel of Death and Grand Army Plaza.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 29th, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

Event details

In July 1863, several months after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and signed the nation’s first federal draft law, New York City was nearly destroyed in a four-day cataclysm of arson, looting and lynching. Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

George Washington’s New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 1st, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

Event details

Among the maps that George Washington owned was British military engineer John Montresor’s A Plan of the City of New-York, surveyed in 1766, which provided him with detailed information as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. Using Montresor’s map, Barnet Schecter leads a walking tour of key sites of the city Washington considered the key to victory in the American Revolution. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour.

Washington, Lafayette and the Maryland 400: A Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sat, October 29th, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Due to inclement weather conditions, our October 29th walking tour with Cal Snyder and Lucy Oakley, "Washington, Lafayette and the Maryland 400," has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

Event details

The Colonial Army first met the British in today’s Prospect Park.

George Washington’s New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan 1

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, October 1st, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

 

Lincoln in New York Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Sat, May 21st, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Lincoln's anti-slavery speech at Cooper Union made him a national figure and propelled him to the Presidency. During the course of this walk, we'll explore this pivotal speech, Henry Ward Beecher, and the making of the image of Lincoln. Starting with Lincoln's statue at Union Square, we'll walk to Cooper Union, then take the subway to Brooklyn to see other sites, such as the little-known Lincoln bas-relief at Beecher's Pilgrim Church. Walking Tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour 2

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, April 30th, 2011 | 12:00 pm

In July 1863, several months after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and signed the nation's first federal draft law, New York City was nearly destroyed in a four-day cataclysm of arson, looting, and lynching. Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history.

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