The Amistad

Date: October 14, 2006

IHARE is pleased to announce that it is one of the sponsors of the visit of the Amistad to Poughkeepsie. Families Welcome.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14
Where: Cunneen-Hackett Parlor, Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie
Contact Hours: 7.5
Cost: $25
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  • 9:00 Welcome: Rebecca Edwards, Vassar College
  • 9:15 Introductions
  • 9:30 Tour of Amistad
  • 10:00 Amistad Exhibition Panels
  • 10:30 Antislavery Music Recreation
  • 11-12:30 “Northward to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in the Hudson Valley,” author Fergus Bordewich; Ulster researcher Darryl Brittain; and Albany researchers Paul and Mary Liz Stewart
  • 1:30: Meet with Panelist Fergus Bordewich
  • 2:00: Teaching the Amistad
  • 2:30: Christopher Lindner and Susan Hinkle, Bard College, “The Guinea Community in Hyde Park: Historical Archaeology of an Early 19th-Century African American Settlement
  • 4:00 Lisa Collins, Vassar College, “The Visual and Material Culture of Slavery in the United States”


This program can be combined with other IHARE programs.

For further information contact Dr. Peter Feinman at the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education at 914-939-9071 or email us at: