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Contact: Kerry Gallagher, Director of Education, KGallagher@hrmm.org
"Manhattan Phoenix: The Great Fire of 1835 and the Emergence of New York" with Author Daniel S. Levy
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture “Manhattan Phoenix: The Great Fire of 1835 and the Emergence of New York with Author Daniel S. Levy, held both in-person at the museum's Wooden Boat School, and virtually via Zoom link on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM.
A discussion of the Great Fire of 1835 -- which destroyed nearly 700 buildings in lower Manhattan -- and the forces that transformed New York from a large unruly metropolis during the early years of the 19th century. All the changes that occurred during those years helped make possible the consolidation of the five boroughs and the creation of Greater New York City in 1898.
Daniel S. Levy is a senior writer for Life Books, which is part of Dotdash Meredith Premium Publishing. He has written on such topics as World War I, Anne Frank, and the Civil War. Prior to that he was a senior reporter at Time magazine where he covered architecture and classical music, and a reporter at People magazine, where he wrote about social issues and crime. In 1997 Levy wrote Two-Gun Cohen, a biography of Morris Cohen, an English adventurer who became a general in the Chinese army, fought the Japanese during World War II and following the war was one of the few people who was able to travel between Communist China and Taiwan.
Tickets are $7 for the general public and free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. To register, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series.
About the Follow the River Lecture Series
For more than a decade the Hudson River Maritime Museum's "Follow the River Lecture Series" has hosted historians, authors, and maritime experts for engaging illustrated talks on a variety of regional history and maritime subjects. In recent years, many of the lectures have also been recorded and are available on YouTube. For more information about upcoming lectures and to access recordings of past lectures, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series. The series is sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
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