Lectures & Conversations
The Pilgrims
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Ric Burns
Sat, November 1st, 2014 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $32)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Lasting from 1620 to 1691, Plymouth Colony was founded as a refuge by devout Christians escaping the persecution and volatile political environment of their English homeland. However life in the New World came with its own set of challenges—and some very high costs. In a talk highlighted with clips from his new documentary, celebrated filmmaker Ric Burns brings to life the story of the Pilgrims.

Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his critically-acclaimed, eight-part series, New York: A Documentary Film. His most recent project is The Pilgrims: A Documentary Film


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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