colonial history

Local History Talk: The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675

Program Description: Dr. Evan Haefeli, historian of colonial North America and the Atlantic world at Texas A&M University, will discuss the history of the Iroquois Confederacy’s relations with its Indigenous neighbors to the east and south, especially the people of the Hudson Valley. Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 6-7:30pm Registration: For Zoom registration link click here or …

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Library and Leisler Institute Collaboration: Colonial Hygiene

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton. The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th …

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The “Turkish Captivity” of Jacob Leisler and the Susannah

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present a talk by David Voorhees on Leisler’s capture and enslavement by pirates. Date/Time: Thursday, January 28, 6-7:30pm. Registration: For Zoom registration link click here. The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made possible through the generous support of …

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Local History Talk: ‘Colonial New York’ and the World of Jacob Leisler

Program Description: Lou Roper, Professor of History at SUNY-New Paltz, speaks on seventeenth-century colonial New York and the Hudson River Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. This local history talk is a collaboration of the library, Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Gotham Center for New York City …

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