Ask any historian or curator why they do what they do, and they'll probably answer that they want to tell a story. Most of the time we don't know the people behind the objects in our collection, and even if we do it's just a name, a date, a title. We don't know what the Beekmans were thinking when they bought their coach. We don't know what George Washington dreamed of when he slept on...Read More
Most people can tell you exactly what happened to them on September 11, 2011. They remember the weather, or what they had for lunch, or the look on their neighbor's face as the two watched smoke billowing from downtown Manhattan. The attacks of 9/11 affected everyone differently, and that is what the New-York Historical Society hopes to honor with the exhibition Remembering 9/11.
The exhibition, the first since New-York Historical closed for renovations, will open on...Read More
On July 31, 1948, New York International Airport was dedicated. You may be wondering what that is, considering that none of the airports that serve the New York City metropolitan area are called that. Well, before it was called JFK, and even before it was called Idlewild, the airport was dedicated as the New York International Airport, Anderson Field.
It was commonly called Idlewild Airport, given that it was built on the previous Idlewild Golf Course and...Read More
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