This week we sat down with New-York Historical’s Senior Director of Resources and Programs Jean Ashton to discuss her book, AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. The book shares its name with the 2013 N-HYS exhibition that Ashton curated. To learn more about the epidemic in NYC, check out our online exhibition.
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The New-York Historical Society recently presented exhibits on...Read More
What was life like for the Newsies of New York? Day to day these poor, often abandoned, sometimes immigrant children sold newspapers on New York City streets in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, trying to earn enough to pay for a bed for the night just to start again the next morning. But eventually, these boys (and sometimes girls) would change the course of history. In 1899 groups of Newsies banded together to strike against how Joseph...Read More
Our groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 is now in its fourth month on display. As its name implies, the exhibition begins the story of the Vietnam War at the end of World War II—but don’t be misled into thinking the exhibition ends when the troops were called home in 1975. It actually continues into the present day, not only chronicling the story of the tumultuous decades of the war but also helping to explain...Read More
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New York, NY 10024