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Christopher Ricciardi <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 06:03:36 -0400
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Conference Announcement:

Thursday, October 3, 2002
12noon to 5pm
Occidental Lounge, 5th Floor, SUBO
Brooklyn College, CUNY

"Life on the Edge: The Dutch-American Farmhouse in New York"

Presented By:

Brooklyn College Archaeological Research Center
Brooklyn College Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Historic House Trust  - New York City Parks and Recreation

Three centuries of Dutch-American farm-life were swept away
by the rapid urbanization of New York's outer boroughs in the
early twentieth century. Today, fewer than thirty Dutch-American
farmhouses are left within New York City. Join archaeologists,
historians, curators and museum professionals for a conference
examining the rich legacy of the diverse peoples of the Dutch-
American farm.

Some of the participants and scheduled topics include:

Dr. David Cohen  the Dutch-American farm;
Dr. Firth Fabend  the role of women on the Dutch-American farm;
Dr. Graham Hodges  the role of enslaved African-Americans on the
Dutch-American farm;
Geoffrey Gross  architecture of the Dutch-American farm;
Dr. H. Arthur Bankoff and Christopher Ricciardi, M.A.  archaeology
of Brooklyn Dutch farms

Discussions on the state of the various Dutch-American farmhouses
within the Historic House Trust of New York City will also be
included in the program.

The event is free and open to the general public.

For information or questions please contact the Brooklyn College
Archaeological Research Center at [log in to unmask] or by
phone at (718) 951-4714.

We hope to see you there.