The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute present:
“Imagination Aided by the Painter’s Brush”:
The Creation of the Purchase of Manhattan, 1844–1909
by Stephen McErleane.
Thursday, October 22, 6-7:30pm.
Though it is now known as a fundamental piece of the early history of the city, it was not until 217 years after the event that New Yorkers first learned of the now infamous 1626 purchase of the island of Manhattan by the Dutch from the Indians for twenty-four dollars.[Read more…] about Virtual Lecture Series – Purchase of Manhattan