Usually considered a southern issue, slavery played a surprising role in colonial and revolutionary era New York. Presenter Travis Bowman will examine how slavery evolved in New York under Dutch, British, and American systems of government and how the institution was utilized at a local and personal level among Palatine immigrants and their descendants in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.
Travis M. Bowman is the Senior Curator of the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, where he is responsible for the research, care, and exhibition of the collections at New York State’s historic sites and parks.
The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5 per person. Our events are supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.