South Street Seaport Museum to Feature Fulton Fish Market: History Book Launch


The South Street Seaport Museum will host Fulton Fish Market: A History Book Launch on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. at 12 Fulton Street, NYC. To celebrate the release of his new book, author Jonathan H. Rees will deliver a lecture on how the Fulton Fish Market shaped American cuisine, commerce and culture by bringing together economic, technological, urban, culinary and environmental. Prior registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

Hear some of the research Rees conducted with the help of the South Street Seaport Museum for this comprehensive publication. The slides and stories shared in this presentation will illustrate the history of the Fish Market, from its founding in 1822 as a neighborhood retail market, to its time as the largest wholesale fish center and seafood company in the country, until it relocated in 2005 to the Bronx.

Copies of Fulton Fish Market: A History will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

About the Author

Jonathan H. Rees is a professor of history at Colorado State University – Pueblo. His previous books include Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice Appliances and Enterprise in America and The Chemistry of Fear: Harvey Wiley’s Fight for Pure Food.

About South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic New York Harbor district, preserves and interprets New York’s history as a great seaport. Founded in 1967, the museum houses an extensive collection of artworks and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and educational spaces, working 19th century printing presses and an active fleet of ships stories that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”


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