2pm Mead House
Please come join us! The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society invites you to the Annual Eggnog party.
Sunday January 7th from 2 – 4 P.M. at the Mead House
COME toast our plans for 2018 ~ COME salute our 2017 accomplishments ~ COME enjoy our headquarters with village friends and neighbors. JOIN us to support the DFHS and its vision for 2018!
November 5, 2017
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
In this presentation, Laura Chmielewski will explore intersections of religious faith and maritime enterprise in early America. The religious habits of merchants, seafarers, and traveling people of faith inflected their lives in a variety of ways that impacted trade practices, shipboard relationships, and even pastimes and hobbies.
We will explore the spaces and places of their religious activity and how ships and cities became the most powerful engines of religious coexistence and diversity in early America.
Dr. Laura M. Chmielewski is Associate Professor of History at State University of New York at Purchase. She is the author of “The Spice of Popery: Converging Christianities on an Early American Frontier”; “The Atlantic Experience: Peoples, Places, Ideas” (with Catherine M. Armstrong) and “Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Exploration, Encounter and the French New World.”
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Embarkation of the Pilgrims, by Robert Walter Weir