Dutch New Amsterdam: Legacy of a Colony
Join scholars and museum educators for a deep dive into Dutch New Amsterdam. Examine artifacts in the exhibition Port City: 1609 – 1898. Hear from scholar Dr. Susanah Romney, author of New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America, who will discuss what the concept of tolerance meant in the 17th century, women’s rights under the Dutch, and slavery in the colony. Finally, participate in hands-on activities you can use with your students to explore the lasting impact of the Dutch on contemporary New York. All participants will leave with resources for the classroom.
The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 5.5 hours of CTLE credit.
Free with RSVP. Seats are limited.