Learn New York City history from the City Museum's resident scholars.

Registration opens July 1, 2015. Reservations are first-come, first-served. For more information, please call 917.492.3492 or email pd@mcny.org.

Biographies of Early New Yorkers: Four Session Afterschool Series

Tuesdays, October 6, 20, November 10, 17, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover the history of New York through the eyes of women, from landowner Annetje Jans of New Amsterdam to reformer Emma Goldman of 18th century New York. Then, learn about immigrants such as Jan Rodriguez, the first recorded individual of non-Native American ancestry to reside in New York, and German Jewish immigrant and member of the criminal underworld, Marm Mandelbaum. Finally, explore the city's history through the animals that lived here, such as oysters, beavers, pigs, and horses, to understand the evolution of the natural landscape, how innovation in transportation changed the face of the city, and New York's transformation from a rural to urban environment. The series also includes a walking tour of downtown New York, putting all of this history "in its place".

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Lecture and Discussion: Women of Early New York
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Lecture and Discussion: Immigrants of Early New York
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Walking Tour: Putting History in its Place
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Lecture and Discussion: Animals of Early New York

$150 per person for all four sessions

This course is also available for 1 P Credit through the ASPDP. Please visit our P Credit Page for information on how to register and receive credit for this course.