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Mount Saint Vincent Presents Edwin Forrest’s New York


The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host Edwin Forrest’s New York: A Bicentennial Conference on Saturday, November 4, 2006.  The event commemorates the birth of Edwin Forrest, one of America’s greatest Shakespearean actors, in 1806.  The conference will be held in the College’s Administration building beginning at 9:15 a.m.and will culminate at 4:30 p.m.

Scholars from around the nation will explore the social, political, and economic dynamics of the culture of New York City, and nation during Forrest’s lifetime.  View the day’s schedule or contact Daniel Opler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, for more information.

Edwin Forrest constructed Fonthill Castle, a New York City landmark, which now serves as the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Admissions Office.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is located at 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY, and is accessible by New York City and Westchester mass transit systems.  The conference is free and all are welcome.

Founded in 1847 the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service.