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Program Information

Program name: John Jacob Astor – From Furs to Real Estate
Program category: History
Life Skills- Finance
Other
Program length: 75 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 5-100
Program description: Born into poverty in Germany, John Jacob Astor came to the United States and built the American Fur Company by trading manufactured goods from Asia and Europe with Native Americans. Once fur hats went out of style he invested in Manhattan real estate and earned a fortune as European immigrants came to New York City seeking a better life. Join us as we discuss the North American fur trade and the growth of New York real estate in the early 1800s. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “The Building of America” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
Space/special requirements: Equipment requirements: LCD projector. Presenter will provide laptop.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? No
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches “American Business History” at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Metro
Southeastern
Program last updated: 11/17/2017
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Richard Feingold
Phone: 201-697-9152
Mailing address: 39 S. Dorchester Rd
Emerson, NJ 07630
E-mail address: rickfeingold@att.net
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/RickFeingoldEvents/
   
Previous appearances at: Tappan Public Library, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Goshen Library, Cornwall Library, Finkelstein (Spring Valley)Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 01/28/2019

 

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