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A new way to explore the Bronck Museum

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Bronck Museum Curator Shelby Mattice. Contributed photo

COXSACKIE — The Bronck Museum in Coxsackie is pleased to announce a new way to experience the museum.

Beginning on Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m., and offered several Friday afternoons throughout the regular museum season, Curator Shelby Mattice will be offering a series of tours that will explore the more remote corners of cultural, social and lifestyle history.

The June 9 curator’s tour “In the Beginning” will focus on the mindset of the early Dutch settlers as they faced what for them was the exotic new environment of the American wilderness.

Early printed landscapes of the Dutch colony of New Netherland featured both palm trees and unicorns. Their expectations with regard to their new home, combined with the desire to maintain a European lifestyle that was unsupportable in the New World, generated significant challenges and peculiar practices.

The tour will last two hours. Cost is $25 per person.

The Bronck Museum is located just off Route 9W, 1.5 miles south of the intersection of Routes 9W and 81, near Coxsackie.

To make reservations for the June 9 curator’s tour, please visit www.gchistory.org/schedule-tour.

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