History is a powerful thing. It is undeniable. However, sometimes it may be hidden for a while or just overlooked, or even ignored as if it didn’t exist. Take for example the history of Philipsburg Manor in Tarrytown. It is recorded in the archives of the New York Public Library in bold 18th Century script that the Philips family were slave owners. The primary source for this conclusion is a seemingly innocuous document called an Inventory, dated 1750, listing the possessions of arguably the richest merchant in New York State.
"Clarivel with Black Blouse with White Ribbon" by Mickalene Thomas (© 2019 Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) As the Hudson River Museum (HRM) celebrates its centennial, it looks to the future by embracing the past. At the forefront of its new mission is a fierce commitment to engaging with its diverse ... Read More »
Mariachi Sol Mixteco (photo credit: Tim Grajek) Throughout the month of July, Greenburgh Public Library presents a series that embraces Latin American culture. Café a las Siete aims to “preserve Latino culture for the next generation” with storytelling, music and dance. On July 10, children’s book author Emma Otheguy will help families to discover and ... Read More »