The American Numismatic Society has a Summer seminar as well, and one aspect of it is a walking tour of lower Manhattan developed by Chief Curator Peter van Alfen. A special offering of the tour will
take place on Saturday, July 14, 2018. -Editor
MONUMENTS, MEDALS, METROPOLIS:
A NUMISMATIC WALKING TOUR OF LOWER MANHATTAN
Peter van Alfen
July 14, 2018
Over the years, Chief Curator Peter van Alfen has developed, as part of the ANS Summer Seminar, a walking tour that vividly illustrates the many connections between numismatic and medallic art of 20th century and the
architectural and free standing sculpture found throughout lower Manhattan. This year, Dr. van Alfen will hold a special Money Talks tour that will not only illustrate these connections, but will delve as well into the
larger social, economic, and political conditions of the early 20th century City Beautiful movement, and will take a look back to the earliest days of settlement in Manhattan.
Leaving Manhattan, the tour will continue across New York harbor, with discussion of the islands of the harbor, their fortifications, and sea-faring New York, before continuing a short distance through the Saint George
historical district in Staten Island. As a finale, the tour will end with a BBQ hosted at one of the Victorian-period houses of the district.
The tour will begin at City Hall Park and wind its way down to South Ferry; this will be followed by 30 minutes of sitting on the Staten Island Ferry; followed again by walking in Staten Island. The total walking distance
will be about 3 miles.
For more information, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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