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Wed, Mar 08

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Philipse Manor Hall or Online

She-Merchants, Sachems, and Slaves: Women of Colonial New York

New York was one of the most diverse of the thirteen colonies, thanks to its Dutch colonial roots. Racial religious and racial diversity meant that colliding cultures had different ideas of how to treat women.

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She-Merchants, Sachems, and Slaves: Women of Colonial New York
She-Merchants, Sachems, and Slaves: Women of Colonial New York

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 7:00 PM

Philipse Manor Hall or Online, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

About The Event

New York was one of the most diverse of the thirteen colonies, thanks to its Dutch colonial roots. Racial religious and racial diversity meant that colliding cultures had different ideas of how to treat women. Learn about women’s rights (or lack thereof) in Munsee, Iroquois, African, Dutch, and English culture, and how enslaved women’s rights changed over time. Learn about women’s roles in everyday life, uprisings, and war. Meet individual women like Dutch she-merchant Margaret Hardenbroeck De Vries Philipse, Esopus sachem Mamanuchqua, Jewish merchant Rebecca Gomez, Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Samson, and more.

Speaker Bios:

Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the Education & Programs Manager for Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. She has an MA in Public History from the University at Albany. Danna Cruz is a museum interpreter at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. She is working on her MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

In-person tickets:

Seating is limited. Call 914-965-4027 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, pay at the door. Doors open at6:45 PM. Museum open 10 am to 5 pm.

Virtual Tickets:

Virtual attendance via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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