Tuesday, May 8, 2018

“Lower Manhattan and its Historical Relationship To Monmouth County,” a Talk by New York City Historian and Tour Guide Marty Schneit

Lower Manhattan & Monmouth County

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents

Lower Manhattan and Its Historical Relationship to Monmouth County
A Talk by New York City Historian and Tour Guide, Marty Schneit

WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
: The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall).
TICKETS: $8 members, $10 non-members
For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call the Museum at 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org.

In connection with the Museum’s Permanent Core Exhibit, Three Centuries of Growth and Change A History of the Jews of Monmouth County, Marty Schneit will explore the neighborhood where New York began. Spanning 400 years, the lecture will cover the times from the original Dutch settlement and trading outpost at Bowling Green, to the peaceful takeover of the British in 1664, to the world financial capital of today. Schneit will discuss the history of Lower Manhattan and its relationship to Monmouth County, with the architecture, people, and events that power Wall Street. These sites will include: Trinity Church, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, sites associated with the 18th century slave uprising, along with discussing people such as Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, J.P. Morgan, Jacob Schiff, Joseph Seligman, Philip Lehman, and Samuel Sachs.

When one thinks about Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, the image of German Jewish bankers, who had summer homes in Long Branch and Deal, may come to mind. These homes came to comprise the “Newport of the Jersey Shore,” because anti-Semitism prevented German Jewish bankers from buying property in Newport, Rhode Island where non-Jewish industrialists gathered.

Marty Schneit is a born-and-bred New Yorker and Historian. Schneit has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, Ziegfeld Society of New York, and The Jewish Braille Institute.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Historical Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Jewish Heritage Museum is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn. The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is handicapped and assisted-listening accessible.