Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:10

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
For Media & Public

Contact: David Osborn (site manager), at 914-667-4116;
Great Talk & Music,
at National Historic Site in Westchester County
Saturday, November 12

A talk about the early Dutch settlers of New Netherland, which later became New York, and a performance by one of New York’s top jazz combinations is featured in the Great Talk & Music event, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12. At 1 PM, historian and author Dr. Firth Fabend explores, “Patroons and Plowmen, Pietism and Politics: Dutch Settlers in the Hudson Valley in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”. This talk is sponsored by the Speakers in the Humanities Program, New York Council for the Humanities. At 2:30, enjoy a special jazz performance in historic St. Paul's Church by the Bob Arthurs Jazz Quartet. Admission is free; refreshments served.

When: Sat., Nov. 12: talk about New Netherland at 1 PM; Bob Arthurs Jazz group performs at 2:30 PM.
Where: St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY, 914-667-4116;
Directions: Hutchinson River Parkway south to Exit 8, Sandford Blvd., and follow directional signs to the site. Hutchinson Parkway north to Exit 7, Boston Road, and follow directional signs for left turn onto the Post Road and right onto Pelham Parkway. Proceed over small drawbridge, and then left onto S. Columbus Ave.; diner is at left.