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Manhattan History: Pre-European to Post-Revolutionary War

Discover how New York City’s fascinating past illuminates its vibrant life today. Through lectures and walking tours, discover in depth the history of various Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, as well as fascinating insights into New York’s natural environment. Topics include New York’s pre-European topography; Dutch New Amsterdam and life after the American Revolution; the street patterns of Greenwich Village; and the history of neighborhoods, including the Financial District, the West Village, the Five Points area, and the East Village.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the history of Lower Manhattan
  • Knowledge of New York City's historic neighborhoods

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • The curious and creative
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