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How Beavers Made America

Join the South Street Seaport Museum and award-winning author Leila Philip for a talk focusing on her book “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America,” which investigates the fascinating role that beavers had in the history of Manahatta and their enduring contributions to the past, present, and future of New York Harbor. In this program, Philip will trace the profound influence of these furry creatures on the nation’s early economy, western expansion, and the development of early transatlantic trade. In addition to economic contributions, we will also learn how beavers continue to impact river and harbor ecology.

Advanced registration is suggested for this free event but walkups will be accommodated as possible.

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Thursday, April 13



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Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport District, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Seaport Museum includes an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, galleries, working 19th-century print shop, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

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