IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!
Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.
This event has been postponed. Please check back soon for the rescheduled date.
Zoom – Registration required
Debbie-Ann Paige’s research illuminates how the Civil War Draft Riots on Staten Island targeted historically Black neighborhoods on the North Shore. Using ferry operator William Olliffe’s diary as a point of reference, Debbie-Ann will explore the contemporary political and economic tensions that led to the racially charged Draft Riots in the mid-19th century on Staten Island.
About Site Unseen: Site Unseen is a new audio project that takes listeners into the Staten Island Museum’s collections to see how documents, photos, and objects illuminate local history. Audio shorts bring together present-day advocates, policymakers and historians, to retell, reveal, and amplify site-specific stories.
Zoom link will be sent upon registration.