Yesterday I soaked up a LOT of information about the Civil War—the New-York Historical Society is FREE this week, and so I went up there to check out their current exhibit: “Lincoln and New York.”  It’s great—full of informative, interactive installations that show diverse perspectives on the president folks love to love.  I then came home and watched Henry Louis Gates’ new series on PBS: Faces of America.  Turns out Stephen Colbert’s ancestor arrived from Ireland right as the 1863 Draft Riots were consuming NYC.  Quite an introduction to city life…and after that show ended, Ken Burns’ The Civil War documentary came on—and I watched it, again, just so I’d feel truly immersed in the era.  I’ve *got* to start writing again…I’m getting a clearer sense of Genna’s destiny but it’s all in my head and at some point the sponge must be wrung dry.

At any rate, if you’re off this week why not stop by the African Burial Ground Museum?  Take a free walking tour, check out their scheduled events—there was a doll-making activity this week!  No time like the present to learn about this city’s past…


~ by elliottzetta on February 18, 2010.

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