September marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River. Visit the Nyack Library’s new wing for a talk discussing Henry Hudson and the Dutch colony on Manhattan. Russell Shorto, author of the widely-acclaimed Island at the Center of the World: the Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Changed America, will speak on the top floor of the Nyack Library’s new wing on 9/11 at 7p.
Shorto used centuries-old correspondence, legal contracts and reports to tell the story of the virtually forgotten society which predated the Pilgrims and established ideals of tolerance and individual rights that definitively impacted American history. Mr. Shorto is the Director of the John Adams Institute for American Studies in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. An article by Shorto, Going Dutch, was recently published in the New York Times Magazine.
Registration is required for this event, please stop by or call the reference desk at 845-358-3370 ext. 14 or 15 to register.
Please join us for an entertaining and enlightening evening with a chance to take a sneak peek at the library expansion.