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Book Talk- In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Stop by the Horace Greeley House Museum on Thursday, October 26, 2017, as Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini, authors of In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley 1735–1831, give a talk about their recent book and research. In Defiance features 523 archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves, plus notices for slaves captured, slaves for sale, and notices offering to purchase slaves, all with full transcriptions.
Susan Stessin-Cohn, former professor of social studies education at SUNY New Paltz and Director of Education at Historic Huguenot Street, is currently the Historian for the Town of New Paltz, New York. She is a recipient of the Bruce Dearstyne Award for excellence in the educational use of local government records; the New York State Archives Award for the best use of primary local documents in a curriculum in NYS; and the Pride of Ulster County Award for research on the Ulster County Poorhouse.
Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini is the former Manager of Collections and Archives at Historic Huguenot Street where, among her varied duties, she led student field schools in archaeology. Ashley and Susan have curated various exhibits including: Slavery in New York; Native American History in the Hudson Valley; Nineteenth-Century Women and Their Needle Arts; and Nineteenth-Century Mourning Customs.

Please register by contacting Cassie Ward, NCHS Executive Director, at 914-238-4666 or director@newcastlehs.org.  Registration Recommended | Walk-ins Welcome

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Horace Greeley House – New Castle Historical Society
100 King Street
Chappaqua, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter Website: www.newcastlehs.org