Home / Events / NY Trivia: Now THAT’S a Bargain
JNF Breakfast for Israel

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.

Last day to register is Friday!

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

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."

Check Also

Boulder JCC Thanks Community for Reflections Success + Photos

Jonathan Lev expresses the Boulder JCC's gratitude to the community for Reflections 2018. Includes link to BJN's event photo album.

Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Service at Bonai Shalom

Haver is leading a community-wide observance to remember the Holocaust on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Congregation Bonai Shalom.