Join author Frances Dunwell for an inspiring lecture about the transformative role of the Hudson River in American history and culture — how its unique geography, scenic beauty, and culture of entrepreneurship have influenced the shaping of Manhattan, given rise to the Empire State, and impacted the trajectory of world trade and global politics. Beginning with the age of Dutch exploration and concluding with the environmental cleanup initiatives that set a national precedent for conservation, Dunwell will present a portrait of the river that is as varied as its own landscape.
November 17, 2008, 6:00 PM
Municipal Art Society, Urban Center Books, 457 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
Purchase tickets online here.
November 18, 2008, 7:00 PM
Newburgh Public Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY, 12550
free and open to the public