Season 1, Episode 8-Martin Van Buren and Kinderhook

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Season 1, Episode 8: Martin Van Buren and Kinderhook

Martin Van Buren and his birthplace in Kinderhook, New York, our first president born in America and the only one who grew up speaking Dutch.

Listen as we explore the birthplace and what happened to MVB’s tavern, as well as his rise in the Empire State’s political system to become a smooth operator and president.

The enslaved people who lived and worked at Martin Van Buren’s households, even in New York.

The Martin Van Buren historic site, operating Lindenwald (featured in Season 2).

The story of “O.K.”

“O.K. The Musical” based on Martin Van Buren’s childhood home.

From My August 2015 Visit!

From My July 2021 Visit!

Birthplace of Martin Van Buren.
Cartoon with O.K. (Old Kinderhook) and Harrison’s Hard Cider campaign. (from History First)
Statue of Martin Van Buren at Broad and Hudson streets in Kinderhook. (from Presidents USA)
Martin Van Buren portrait by George P.A. Healy.

Martin Van Buren Birthplace: 46 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, New York.

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