History Roundtable Boss Tweed
Sat Sep 29, 1:00 pm
Learn the story of the rise of America‘s first and most famous political machine and the meteoric rise and tragic fall of perhaps the most powerful political boss in U.S. history: William Magear Tweed.
While utterly self-interested and corrupt, “Boss Tweed” also used his power to lay the foundation for much of the New York City we know today and gave generously from his own ill-gotten gains to assist the unfortunate.
Explore the dark side of America‘s rough and tumble 19th century politics and the fascinating dual nature of the man who conceived the soul of modern New York.
GAHS members free – others $10.00
These programs are supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.