South Street Seaport Museum announces Metropolis Shaped by Waterfront on January 25, 2023 at 6:30pm, both in-person at 12 Fulton Street, NYC and via Zoom. This lively presentation with author and historian Kara Murphy Schlichting will investigate how the waterfront shaped the history of New York. Discover how New York City came of age as a modern metropolis and how the waterfront shaped the history of our city. An in-depth moderated discussion will follow the presentation. For more information and to register, visit Advanced registration is encouraged but not required.

Kara Murphy Schlichting is Associate Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York. Her work in late-19th and 20th century American history sits at the intersection of urban and environmental history. She is the author of New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Before attending, be sure to review the Museum’s latest COVID-19 protocols.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working 19th century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

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