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New York City’s Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers (Virtual Program)

  • Thu, October 01, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
  • Online - YouTube

Michael Keene, a New York local history author, has produced a unique online program to present his latest work, titled, "New York City's Hart Island: A Cemetery of Strangers."

The presentation concerns the history of Hart Island, used as New York City's Potters Field for the past 150 years. It's estimated that there are nearly 1,000,000 people buried there. 

As the result in recent advances in DNA and fingerprint technology we now know who some of these unfortunate people were including actors, authors, artists, and musicians. You will learn the role Cornell Medical Center played in the telling of Dawn Powell's story!

Through the use of archival photographs, original music and narration, Mike will reveal a secret kept hidden for over 150 years! 

There is no cost to view the production but registration is required. 

REGISTER AT for the digital link to view the premiere. 

The program will premier on YouTube on October 1st, 2020 and will run  from 11:00am-11:30am EST

Our thanks to historian Michael Keene for sharing this program with The History Center in Tompkins County. 

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