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June 1 & 2 – Bringing New Netherland Back to Breuckelen, Featuring author Russell Shorto

May 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

- $75 – $125
Painting of the Vechte-Cortelyou House known today as the Old Stone House
Friday, June 1 & Saturday, June 2
Bringing New Netherland Back to Breuckelen
  Exploring Brooklyn’s Dutch Roots
Register on-line HERETickets:
Friday – $75
Saturday – $75
Both Friday & Saturday – $125
In partnership with the New Netherland Institute, explore Brooklyn’s Dutch heritage!
FRIDAY: 7:00-8:30 pm
A talk by Island at the Center of the World author Russell Shorto titled “Old and New Amsterdam” will begin at 7:30 pm.
Enjoy drinks, including a delicious punch prepared with Batavia-Arrack-the seventeenth-century spirit originally imported to the West by the Dutch East India Company (VOC)-as well as hors d’oeuvres in the OSH garden prepared by Jason Novick-Finder, the chef/owner of Gristmill-a Park Slope farm to table restaurant featuring foods prepared in a wood-fired grill.
SATURDAY: 9:00am-4:00pm

8:30 am
Registration – coffee & pastries 

9:00 am

The Dutch Golden Age and New Netherland

New Netherland’s Major Settlements
Dennis Maika, New Amsterdam and western Long Island
Janny Venema, Beverwijck and Rensselaerswijck

Charles Gehring, the South River

Panel: The Past, Present, and Future of New Netherland Scholarship
Dennis Maika
Charles Gehring

Janny Venema
Andrea Mosterman

12:00-12:30: Lunch
Classic Italian deli sandwiches, including vegetarian options, green and pasta salads, cookies, coffee/tea/soda/water

Forgotten Residents: Brooklyn’s Black Population
Andrea Mosterman

East and West on the East River, circa 1650 to 1720
Len Tantillo

Digging Breuckelen: The View from Archaeology
Diana Wall & Anne-Marie Cantwell

Panel: New Netherland through public sites
Kamau Ware (Black Gotham Experience)
Melissa Branfman (Wyckoff House Museum)

John Krawchuk (The Historic House Trust of New York City)
Steven Jaffee (Museum of the City of New York)


May 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$75 – $125
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The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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