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Program Information

Program name: Cornelius Vanderbilt – The First Tycoon
Program category: History
Life Skills- Finance
Other
Program length: 75 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 5-100
Program description: Cornelius Vanderbilt began operating his own ferry in New York Harbor at the age of 16. He would work from dawn until dark ferrying passengers between Staten Island and the tip of Manhattan. The tiny business would grow into a massive steamship company. Vanderbilt would undercut his competitors by pricing his services so low that he would drive them out of business. Eventually he built a railroad empire from New York to Chicago and the First Grand Central Station at 42nd Street. 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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