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Revisiting a Lost World: The Past, Present and Future of Brooklyn's Dutch Farms. A Talk by Dr Sean Sawyer. Weds May 27th, 2009, 7 p.m.

May 26, 2009 12:12 PM | 0 comments

This illustrated talk will revisit the lost world of Brooklyn's Dutch farms--from their 17th century origins through their heyday in the mid-19th century when Long Island was the center of American agriculture, to their rapid extinction in the 20th century and the precious but precarious survival of their remnants on the streets of Brooklyn today.

Wyckoff Farmhouse

Dr Sean Sawyer has taught at Harvard, Columbia and Fordham universities and the New School. He was Director of the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum from 2001-2007, and is currently an organizer of 5 Dutch Days 5 Boroughs" and the Administrator of the Department of History at Columbia University.