Thursday, April 29, 6-7:30pm
The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the Hudson Area Library present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton.
Closely intertwined with Jacob Leisler through marriage and as bitter opponents in 1689s, the Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle. What did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th century colonial Dutch family with this Schuyler Mansion program come to Hudson. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.
The presenter, Ian Mumpton, is the Historic Site Assistant at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. His work focuses on highlighting underrepresented narratives as essential parts of the site’s history, including the stories of Loyalists, Native Americans, women, tenant farmers, and enslaved people of African descent. He is also currently researching the martial arts and martial identity of colonial New Netherland.
The Jacob Leisler Institute–Hudson Area Library Lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Association. This lecture is the second of four collaborations this year between the two organizations, each featuring an expert in early colonial history.