Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley is Vice President of Programs and Engagement at Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), where she directs programs, curatorial and research for five historic sites. Dr. Bradley’s work on Northern slavery with HHV has garnered a Webby Award for Best Educational Website, and she regularly writes and lectures on the subjects of Northern slavery, the cultural history of Washington Irving, and New York City history in general. She previously directed adult program strategy for the New York Public Library’s flagship research library and 88 branches. She is the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York and New York: Cityscopes, as well as the editor of the Penguin Classic Editions of A History of New York and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, both by Washington Irving. She is a Fellow of the New York Academy of History.


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