Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday, thanks to Abraham Lincoln. But for the first time since 1888, the holiday will coincide with the first day of Hanukkah. So celebrate now, because this is not going to happen for another 70,000 years (give or take).
The above Hanukkah lamp, or Hanukkiot, was made between February and October 1999 by New York City silversmith Bernard L. Bernstein in his Riverdale workshop. The lamp was...Read More
On March 27, 1915, Mary Mallon, known as Typhoid Mary, was permanently quarantined at this hospital on North Brother Island. From 1900 until her second quarantine in 1915, she was presumed to have infected 49 people, three of whom died, due to her being an asymptomatic carrier.
Typhoid is a bacterial disease commonly spread by eating contaminated food or water, especially food that hasn't been cooked thoroughly. Mary Mallon was a personal chef, who was known...Read More
If you’ve ever visited the New-York Historical Society, you’ve probably enjoyed saying hello to (or even taking a selfie with!) our Frederick Douglass statue outside our 77th Street entrance. While we’re thrilled to celebrate his work every day as he welcomes visitors to the Museum, we’re especially excited this year to celebrate his life and legacy in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth through the special installation Activist for Equality: Frederick Douglass at...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024