In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname "The People's Sculptor."
Happy Birthday John Rogers! The sculptor was born on October 30, 1829 and he is a favorite at the New- York Historical Society. From the 1859 to 1893, Rogers built a career as the most popular sculptor and the best-known artist in...Read More
by Timothy Wroten
On March 22, 1765, British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a direct tax imposed specifically on printed materials sold in the American colonies. News of the Stamp Act’s passage in 1765 ignited a firestorm from New Hampshire to Georgia (though apparently not in Britain’s Caribbean or Canadian domains).
No one in any time or place has warmly welcomed more taxes, but taxation is generally acknowledged as a necessary means for living within a governed...Read More
To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings run by local breweries in the exhibit's Beer Hall. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch,...Read More
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024