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Morris-Jumel Virtual Parlor Chat: Past/Present with Bruce Katz

For September’s Virtual Parlor Chat, we will talk with Bruce Katz, whose photography exhibit Past/Present will be on view at Morris-Jumel Mansion starting September 23rd. This exhibit will juxtapose images of the area around the mansion today with how it would have looked historically.

This free event will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 20th from 7 – 8PM. Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

Morris-Jumel – Virtual Parlor Chat: History of the New York ‘Colored’ Orphan Asylum

Join us on July 19 at 7:00 when Dr. William Seraile will share the history of the New York ‘Colored’ Orphan Asylum on 5th Avenue, which had the support of prominent New Yorkers in the 19th century. Childhood indentures were a prominent aspect of the institution’s history until the early twentieth century. Some of the boys fought in the nation’s wars, including James Henry Gooden, a Civil War hero, and Elvin Bell, a highly decorated sailor in World War II. Dr. Seraile is Professor Emeritus in American History from CUNY and the author of Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum.

Virtual Parlor Chat: Morris-Jumel Mansion & the Unceded Land of the Lenape

Public historian, activist, and decolonial education consultant Heather Bruegl will talk about her work for the Morris-Jumel Mansion as part of a multi-faceted NEH grant that explored the connection of the land on which the museum stands, originally inhabited by the Lenape before European settlement. She will share the history of the land and people, and who the Lenape are today. Bruegl will also talk about the creation of a Land Acknowledgment for Morris-Jumel Mansion: the Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples as the Original Stewards of the Land.

Bruegl is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History.

Eventbrite registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program.