Watch this short video celebrating the groundbreaking exhibitions, public programs, and education initiatives presented by the New-York Historical Society this past year. These highlights offer insight into the wide range of events we present year-round. None of this would be possible without your support—so please come visit. Consider donating or becoming a member. It’s only through your generosity that we’re able to continue Making History Matter.
"Brothers and friends, I am Toussaint Louverture; perhaps my name has made itself known to you. I have undertaken vengeance. I want Liberty and Equality to reign in St. Domingue. I am working to make that happen. Unite yourselves to us, brothers, and fight with us for the same cause."
These words were spoken by Toussaint Louverture, known as the "George Washington of the Haitian Revolution," on August 29, 1793 to Black Haitians at Camp Turel....Read More
This post is brought to us by Laurel Daen, a 2014 Patricia D. and John Klingenstein Fellow. For more information on our fellowship programs, click here.
In 1836, William Woolley, a cabinetmaker from New York City, won a Silver Medal from the American Institute for his “bedstead for invalids.” As the editors of the Mechanic’s Magazine and Register of Inventions and Improvements described, his device “is moved by levers…and by means of a small crank can...Read More
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