Join us on YouTube Live for a free virtual talk with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, author of Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future through Its Place-Names, in conversation with Danielle Wetmore, the Tenement Museum’s Lead Educator of Specialty Programming. They will discuss the the past, present, and future of New York City through its place-names and the stories they contain.
Drawing on his background in cultural geography, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro excavates the wealth of stories that are embedded in New York City’s place-names and uses them to illuminate the power of naming to shape experience and our sense of place. He traces the ways in which the native Lenape, the Dutch settlers, the British invaders, and successive waves of immigrants have all left their marks on the city and continue to reshape it.
While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here.