At the Staten Island Museum
Historic Homes have deep roots
Learn how to research your home with Historian Barnett Shepherd
Saturday, November 9, 2013
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Staten Island Museum History Center, Building H, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Price: $15/$10 SI Preservation League, Staten Island Museum and Historic Richmond Town Members
(Staten Island, NY – November 1, 2013) When living in an old house, one tends to imagine where each crack in the ceiling and creak in the floor came from and who or what may have stared at or walked over it before. These remarkable structures come with rich histories just waiting to be discovered, but you have to know where to look.
Join Executive Director of the Preservation League of Staten Island, Barnett Shepherd, for this special workshop on How to Research Your Staten Island Home, being presented by the Preservation League of Staten Island at the Staten Island Museum History Center in Building H at Snug Harbor on Saturday, November 9, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Mr. Shepherd will discuss the many sources of information available on historic Staten Island buildings including books, maps, atlases, and county and municipal records, and indicate where they can be found. Joining him, will be Staten Island Museum Archivist, Cara Dellatte, to show some of the many important historical resources of the Museum’s Archives. Also sharing her archival knowledge is Carlotta Biel DeFillo, Archival Assistant at the Staten Island Historical Society Library.
For reservations call 718 .980.1551 or email: [email protected]
About the Staten IslandMuseum
Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 132nd year, the Staten Island Museum, New York City’s only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art and history based on its diverse collections. The Museum welcomes about 80,000 adults and school children to a comprehensive array of programs every year. Located two blocks from the Ferry Terminal, visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit; see rocks glow in the dark in the Hall of Natural Sciences; and experience the lives of Staten Island’s first inhabitants. In Building H on the Snug Harbor Campus, visitors can explore the latest exhibitions in the History Center Gallery, or make a research appointment for the History Archives & Library. Staten IslandMuseum is owned by the City of New York and benefits from public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For current exhibitions, visit Statenislandmuseum.org