Lecture Series, Week 1 * The Vanderbilts: An Empire Founded on Staten Island

The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon, begins at the Noble Maritime Collection on Thursday, April 6, 2017.* 

The Vanderbilts: An Empire Founded on Staten Island presents Cornelius Vanderbilt and his shipping and railroad empire, and the eventual involvement and success of his son William H. Vanderbilt. Their Staten Island beginnings and connections including local properties, the Moravian Cemetery, the Vanderbilt Mausoleum and more will be featured. 

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

All seven sessions $65; museum members $57
Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.