Death in Colonial New York, a walking tour with Allison C. Meier
Few traces of colonial New York remain among Manhattan's streets and skyscrapers. This walking tour will uncover the history of mortality in early New York, particularly related to how, and where, a person was interred. Life could be hard in the rowdy seaport, with yellow fever outbreaks and an active slave trade, and this exploration will consider who is missing from the plaques, surviving cemeteries, and other public commemorations of our past.
Meet: Outside Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan
Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher focused on art, architecture, and history. Previously, she was a staff writer at Hyperallergic, and the senior editor at Atlas Obscura. She is a licensed NYC sightseeing guide who regularly leads tours in NYC cemeteries.
Outside Museum of the American Indian (View)
Meet Outside 1 Bowling Green
manhattan, NY 10004