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Mon, 24 Apr 2000 12:56:38 EDT
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A Few Bus Seats Remain Unbooked for April 27
 Hart Island (Potter's Field)/1892 Harlem Jail No-Charge Tour

A few seats remain unbooked for the first-ever historical tour of Hart Island
(including Potter's Field) and the 1892 Harlem Courthouse jail Thursday,
April 27. The tour -- conducted without charge to participants -- has been
arranged for historians, academicians, graduate students and serious
researchers to promote scholarly interest in the recovery, preservation and
pursuit of correction history in New York. It is being arranged and conducted
by the NY Correction History Society -- through the good offices of the NYC
Dept. of Correction and in conjuction with the CUNY Americanist Group of the
NY Metro American Studies Association Chapter. Also cooperating in the
arrangements for the Harlem Courthouse jail portion of the tour are the NYC
Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services and the NYS Office of Court

The tour will begin with participants gathering 9 A.M. at DOC Headquarters (60
 Hudson St. aka 160 West Broadway at Thomas and Worth St., 6th Floor
Conference Room). Bus departure is scheduled for 9:30 A.M. with arrival at
the City Island ferry to Hart Island set for 10:30 A.M. The return ferry is
scheduled for 1:30 P.M. After a brief stop at the City Island museum (which
includes an exhibit on Hart Island) and some refreshments, the bus will head
for the Harlem Courthouse jail, with arrival there set for about 3:30 P.M.
The bus is due back at 60 Hudson about 5:30 P.M.

If interested, e-mail me at [log in to unmask] to find out whether the few bus
seats that unbooked at the time of this message transmission are still

Thomas McCarthy,
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general secretary,
NY Correction History Society

director of historical services,
NYC Dept. of Correction