The NYC Department of Records and Information Service (DORIS) will present a virtual webinar, The Birth of New York City’s Municipal Government, on Friday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.
On February 2, 1653, the States General in The Hague and the Dutch West India Company in Amsterdam issued a charter officially establishing a government structure. Learn about New Amsterdam, the colonial records at the New York City Municipal Archives, and connect with a celebration of Lower Manhattan.
You will need to register for the program to receive the Zoom link. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-the-birth-of-new-york-citys-municipal-government-tickets-810699763817
The Department of Records also has a YouTube Channel of previously recorded programs at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs2Fy8bYBATrcjAqI3zKQx0AOTJV90QOb
Some of the previous topics include: On Hart Island: Past, Present and Future; Tune In: Exploring the Audiovisual Collections at the Archives: The Dept. of Buildings’ Architectural Plans Collection at the Municipal Archives and 1940s NYC: Inside the Municipal Archives’ Tax Photograph Collections.