On Feb 14 the Fiske Center’s Steve Mrozowski, along with Dr. Georgette Grier-Key of the Eastville Community Historical Society, were featured in a segment of Here and Now talking about Sylvester Mannor. The show was hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist Sandra Bookman. Here and Now is a weekly one hour program, that is dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American community in the New York tri-state area. The video clip is about 8 minutes long.
Alice Fiske, our benefactor, contributed to the understanding of slave life in colonial New York by opening her 350-year-old Sylvester Manor estate on Shelter Island to archaeological study by Steve Mrozowski and UMass Boston. She died at at the Manor, on April 17 2006 at the age of 88.