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Category Archives: Technology

What On Earth Is A Cyclotron?

During World War II, the US, UK, and Canada teamed up for a research and development program to develop the first atomic bomb, which would be nicknamed the Manhattan Project. After word spread that one of Hitler’s scientists had split an atom of uranium (a process known as fission), the Allies began work on creating […]

Bill Cunningham Sees The Whimsy In New York’s Fashion And Architecture

  New York Fashion Week is a time when the fashion world comes together to showcase how they’re moving couture forward. However, as avant-garde as fashion may get, there is always inspiration to be found in the past. Photographer Bill Cunningham made that apparent in his “Façades” project, where model Editta Sherman (aka the “Duchess of […]

Designing a Hands-On Museum

One of the New-York Historical Society’s goals is discovering new ways to make the past present, and make visitors feel involved in New York’s history. Well, how does taking part in pulling down a historical statue sound? Because if you get enough friends, you may be able to do just that. From 1852-1853, Johannes Adam […]

New-York Historical Society Interns Take To Tumblr

At the New-York Historical Society, our librarians, curators and conservators aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun. Though we’re closed for renovations, our high school interns have been hard at work researching our collections. And they have the blog to prove it! On their Tumblr site the interns have been blogging […]