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La Amistad Historic Marker Dedication
August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Please join us as we dedicate Montauk’s first New York State Historic Marker to the people of the schooner La Amistad, who came ashore at Culloden Point in Montauk on this very day in 1839. They were looking for fresh water, food, and a way back to Africa. Instead they were captured and seized, along with the ship, and towed to Connecticut to stand trial for mutiny. We will celebrate how their courage, endurance, and righteousness eventually won them respect, support and, finally, the freedom that should always have been theirs.
This event will take place at 4 pm on Saturday, August 26th. There will be reserved parking at Gosman’s big lot, with the Hamptons Hopper providing shuttle service to the event at Culloden Point. The parking area will be marked. Please arrive promptly. This event is limited to 75 registrants. Please reserve your place below.
This event is a part of AMISTAD WEEKEND, a reflection and celebration presented by the Eastville Community Historical Society, the Southampton African American Museum, and the Montauk Historical Society
- August 26
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Amistad Weekend