Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

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Kevin Peraino, Executive Director
Jay Heritage Center


Russell Shorto: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan

Join us for a talk and book signing by Russell Shorto, bestselling author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. In anticipation of our Nieuw Amsterdam Soirée on Oct. 19, Shorto will discuss the gripping tale of the origins of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

The New York Times called Shorto's work "astonishing ... a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past," and selected it as one of the paper's Notable Books. The Wall Street Journal described it as "a masterpiece of storytelling and first-rate intellectual history."

Shorto is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and a senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute. He is also the author of Revolution Song, Amsterdam, and three other books. His article on the remnants of Dutch culture in the Hudson Valley was recently featured on the front page of the New York Times travel section.

Free for JHC members. $15 for non-members.

Limited availability.