OCTOBER 8th, 2009


Thursday, October 8th
THE (FORGOTTEN) MELTING POT: A QUADRICENTENNIAL PANEL DISCUSSION

A Quadricentennial expert panel discusses New York’s changing
cultural landscape and the contributions of underrepresented people. The panel will focus on the transitional 17th-century, but will look to various moments in history and the present day, elucidating African American, Native American, Dutch and women’s roles.
This event is free. Donations are warmly accepted.

Panelists include:
Moderator Daniel Wolff, author of How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them and A Glimpse of the Lenape.

Sherrill Wilson, Ph.D., urban anthropologist, author of New York City’s African Slave Owners: A Social and Material Culture History, and was the founding director of the Office of Public Education and Interpretation for the African Burial Ground National Monument (1993-2005).

David Oestricher, Ph.D., independent, published scholar, curator of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum's exhibit Lenape: Ellis Island's First Inhabitants, and author of Lenape: The First Inhabitants.

Tom Lake, archaeologist and professor of anthropology at SUNY Dutchess Community College, is currently working at Woodlawn Manor in Orange County, where occupation dates from roughly 9,000 years ago to the Contact Period (the 17th century).

Martha Shattuck, Ph.D., independent historian, is an editor and researcher for the New Netherland Project, writing articles on various aspects of New Netherland's history. She most recently acted as editor of Explorers, Fortunes, and Love Letters: A Window on New Netherland.


The evening will include:

6 p.m. -
OBJECT ANALYSIS: Guests are invited to bring in their American "found objects," (whether Indian artifacts, African textiles or other items) for analysis by our panelists before the discussion. *

7 p.m. -
Our PANEL DISCUSSION begins, immediately followed by an open Q & A session for the audience.

8:30 p.m. -
RECEPTION & book signing

*Certified consultant, art appraiser & writer Louise Devenish will also analyze objects (specializing in decorative art from the 18th-20th century). Please note no objects will be appraised during this event; objects will be given historical and cultural analysis.

This event is free. Donations are warmly accepted.

3 comments:

Found in Yonkers said...

Thank you so much for sponsoring this panel. I plan on attending. My ancestors were among those living in what is now the United State 400 years ago. It bothers me to no avail how multi-racial nature of America is omitted.


Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site said...

So glad you'll be here. Feel free to leave comments about the types of questions you'd like answered, and we'll see if we can work it in to the discussion (if we aren't already!).


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