When New York Was Nieuw Amsterdam

A Look Back at the Early Dutch Settlement

With Joe Svehlak

What’s left of old Dutch New York? Where were the windmills, the canals, the first church, and the fort? Where did the girls go to do the laundry, and where did the boys go to graze the cattle? In conjunction with the Dutch Days celebration, join Joe Svehlak for a look at New York’s Dutch roots in Downtown Manhattan over four centuries ago. Walking downtown’s old streets and the original shoreline, we’ll learn about our Dutch legacy of commerce and tolerance. Hear about the diverse immigrant population, the problems they faced, and the part they played in the foundation of our democratic society.

Sunday, November 3
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

painting of sailing ships along the New Amsterdam coastline
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Atlas of Mutual Heritage and the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives. Modifications: photo cropped.