Past Event

Live From New Amsterdam: The Little Ice Age

April 18, 2023
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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Event Description

Marked by periods of regional cooling in the North Atlantic extending from the 16th to 18th centuries, the Little Ice Age presented challenges to Dutch colonists living in New Netherland. Research shows weather during the Little Ice Age was irregular with sometimes harsh winters, dry growing seasons, floods, and failed harvests. But there were also many years without a noteworthy climate event. The speakers will offer a short climate history of New Netherland and explain how the people who lived there understood and adjusted to climate. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Hosted by the New York Historical Society