Join us for Archtober 2018 at the Seaport Museum! We’re hosting a series of tours and family programs celebrating New York and Seaport District architecture, throughout the month of October, as well as a special panel discussion that will explore the unique challenges in public engagement faced by cultural institutions that are also historic sites.
Thursday, October 11 | Doors open 6:15pm
$25 Adults | $10 Seaport Museum Members
How do you interact with the public and let them explore your site, while simultaneously dealing with the responsibility of historic preservation? Join the South Street Seaport Museum’s Director of Collections, Martina Caruso; the Tenement Museum’s Collections Manager, Danielle Swanson, and Director of Curatorial Affairs, David Favaloro; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine’s Director of Production, Jonathan Secor; Museum of Eldridge Street’s Director of Public Engagement, Chelsea Dowell; and Columbia University’s Adjunct Associate Professor in Historic Preservation, Mary Jablonski, in a fascinating discussion from various perspectives of how to balance between the needs of public engagement and preserving a site for future generations.
Friday, October 5 and 12 | 3-4pm
Saturday, October 6th and 20th | 12pm-1pm, 2-3pm, and 4-5pm
Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest commercial buildings in New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. You will walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s story “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Friday, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 2-3pm
Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and learn about the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings.
Friday, October 12, 19, and 26, | 5:30-6:30PM
Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York’s greatness. Registration required.
Sunday, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 12-4pm
Free with Museum admission
Board the ship Wavertree as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the start of construction on the Erie Canal with our interactive Exploration Zone. Families can use our hands-on models to better understand the engineering marvel that is the Erie Canal. Click the link below and select either October 7th or 14th to pre-purchase Museum admission tickets.