South Street Seaport Museum Tour
-Heading towards the Peking.
-Capt. Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum.
- Schermerhorn Row
October 20, 2015
12 Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan
The Landmarks Conservancy was pleased to offer its members a curator led tour of the South Street Seaport Museum. The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of New York’s nautical beginning and the link to its great natural harbor. It houses exhibition galleries, working 19th century print shops, a library, and a craft center. Housed in 1830’s buildings on Schermerhorn Row, the Museum is under the direction of a dynamic new leader, Capt. Jonathan Boulware, who is enlivening the institution with exciting new programs that will strengthen its role as the City’s only link to its nautical history.
Members were allowed to go aboard barque Peking and were shown a section of the museum containing the legendary hotel space made famous by Joseph Mitchell in the book “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Thank you to the entire Seaport Museum staff for a wonderful tour.
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