Event Announcement: New Amsterdam Stories @ New York Archives Week

Date:   Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time:   5:30-7:00pm

Place:  NYC Municipal Archives Visitor Center, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

RSVP:  visitorcenter@records.nyc.gov

Cost:    Free

On the eve of the city of Amsterdam’s 741st birthday, join archivists Michael Lorenzini and Rachel Lintz of the New York City Municipal Archives for a presentation on New Amsterdam Stories, a project linking archives of Amsterdam and NYC. Explore intersections between the collections of the New York City Municipal Archives and the City of Amsterdam Archives, and discover stories about people, places, and events of early Manhattan. Learn about 17th century records held by two of the world’s largest municipal archives, including court minutes, ordinances, marriage contracts, loan agreements, notarial registers, and more.

A reception with light refreshments will begin at 5:30pm, with the presentation commencing at 6pm.

Space is limited - please RSVP to visitorcenter@records.nyc.gov. All visitors to 31 Chambers Street must pass through security.



Organized by the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, Archives Week is an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public of the diverse array of archival materials available in the metropolitan New York City region. Among the many activities free and open to the public will be open houses, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives throughout the city. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.