The Senate House Museum in Kingston is planning a discussion of their newest exhibit, “Kingston’s Stockade: New Netherlands’ Third City”, on Thursday February 8, 2018 at 7 pm.
The program will be presented by Travis Bowman, Curator at the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites in Waterford. He will discuss the research and translations that were conducted in preparation for the new exhibit, giving a more in-depth glimpse to everyday life in late 17th century Kingston.
Some of the topics to be covered include slavery, the early economy, and Dutch-Indian relations. After his talk Travis will tour visitors around the exhibit providing further details and facts about the objects.
Senate House State Historic Site is located at 296 Fair St. in historic uptown Kingston, the stockade neighborhood which is the topic of the exhibit. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.
Senate House State Historic Site is part of a system of parks, recreation areas and historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Prreservation, and is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey. For further information about this and other upcoming events call the site at (845) 338-2786 or visit the State Parks website.
Photo: 1695 Kingston Stockade Area.