Discover Staten Island’s Diverse History

From Pat Salmon, SalmonF@aol.com

The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences invites all to attend several fact-filled presentations led by Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon:

“Stapleton: A Community of Contrast & Change”
Friday, February 16, 2007, 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation.
RSVP to this e-mail or call 718.727.1135 x123.
Courthouse at Historic Richmondtown, Center Street

Stapleton has everything for lovers of local history–an industrial past, ethnic and social diversity, stunning architecture, land preservation movements, famous sports activities and much, much more! Come out for a special presentation that will educate, as well fascinate! Held in collaboration with the Preservation League of Staten Island.

“On the Waterfront: A Walking Tour of St. George, Staten Island”
Sunday, March 11, 2007, 12 noon
$25. Register by contacting lbelfer@hdc.org or at http://www.hdc.org/confregistration07-BuyNow.htm
Meet at the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island.

Join us as we navigate the historic waterfront community of Saint George. Special emphasis will detail, among other things, the area’s descriptive architecture, unique infrastructure, the former Quarantine Station, the historic Staten Island ferry, and recent developments within the neighborhood and along the waterfront. Held in collaboration with the Historic Districts Council.

“The Irish on Staten Island”
Thursday, March 15, 2007, 2:30 p.m. FREE. Registration is required.
RSVP to this e-mail or call 718.727.1135 x123
College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts (1P), Room 126, 2800 Victory Blvd.

Discover the impact that Irish-Americans have had on Staten Island during a lively discussion in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day and the Irish who have settled our borough. Through biographical accounts of fascinating personalities, we’ll examine: the Irish-Americans connection to local politics, sports, and religion; the immigrant Quarantine Station in Tompkinsville–a final destination for thousands of Irish immigrants during the potato famines and the Irish-American community of Staten Island today. Join us for a grand time!

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Looking for a speaker? Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon is available to talk on various Staten Island historical topics including: the Staten Island Ferry, local cemeteries, farming on Staten Island, old inns and hotels, Port Richmond, Prince’s Bay, Charleston, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, the above mentioned program topics, and more. For further information respond to this e-mail address or call 718.727.1135 x123.

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