Bowne House Historical Society Proudly Presents: Going Dutch: A Recipe for Freedom in Peter Stuyvesant’s New Amsterdam – A Dramatic Journey through the historic roots of our shared religious freedom and cultural heritage.
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 3pm-4pm at St. Mark’s Church 131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue, NYC. 6 Train to Astor Place.
Reservations Are Recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org; Admission: $10, students and seniors $5.
In September 1662, the autocratic Director General Peter Stuyvesant ordered his sheriff, Resolved Waldron, to arrest John Bowne for violating the ban against citizens entertaining Quakers in their homes. Stuyvesant’s law ran counter to the “liberty of conscience” that had been promised under the Flushing Patent, granted by Stuyvesant’s predecessor, Governor Willem Kieft in October 1645.
(GO TO www.bownehouse.org & click on "5 Dutch Days Event" for more information)
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