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

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. 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." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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