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NY Trivia: Now THAT’S a Bargain

Q: Dutch colonial Director-General Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from the Lenape in 1626. What is the legendary purchase price? What is the actual purchase price? And where is the original contract deed now located?

A: The legendary price was $24 in trinkets or glass beads. The actual price was 60 guilder (about $1000 today). The contract is on display in the Hague, Netherlands.

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Join Menorah for a celebration of Jewish New York, honoring Professor David Shneer.

Sunday, September 18, 5:30 pm at the Avalon Ballroom.

To register for “New York, New York” click here. Questions?  contact Kathryn@boulderjcc.org or visit www.boulderjcc.org.

 

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn Bernheimer
Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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