Thursday, 8 April 2010

Optional Conference Activities

The Morgan Library and Museum Manuscript Exhibition 3:00–4:15 p.m.
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Frances Barulich, Mary Flagler Cary Curator of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music, will give an overview of the Morgan’s music holdings and show a selection of manuscripts by J. S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
Meet at St. Francis College at 2:00 p.m.
Limited to the first ten to sign up

Tour of Lower Manhattan 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Meet at St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan at 4:00 p.m. The tour guide will be holding a sign reading 18th-CENTURY NEW YORK TOUR
Tories, patriots, presidents, saints, slaves: they all played their part in the eighteenth-century history of Lower Manhattan. Along our walk from St. Paul’s Chapel down to the tip of Manhattan, crowded today with modern skyscrapers, we’ll discover the colonial, Revolutionary War, and early republic events that shaped New York in the 1700s.
Sites on our route include:
• St. Paul’s Chapel, the oldest house of worship on Manhattan and rare survivor of its most devastating conflagrations;
• Trinity Church, whose 1705 land grant still produces millions in revenue, and whose churchyard boasts the grave of the eminent eighteenth-century statesman Alexander Hamilton;
• Federal Hall, scene of Washington’s first inauguration as president and the seat of Congress;
• Fraunces Tavern, where Revolutionary War generals wept in parting from their beloved commander in chief at the close of the farewell dinner.
Linda McDonnell of Friendly Native New Yorker Walking Tours is a licensed New York City Tour Guide.

Dinner at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant 6:30 p.m.
54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004

Sign up for events by March 15 with Suzanne Forsberg (