To celebrate the opening of our newest special installation Nature Illuminated: A Tiffany Gallery Preview, the exhibition’s curator who is also the Curator of Decorative Arts here at New-York Historical, Margaret K. Hofer, has signed on as this week’s guest blogger. Her post continues this month’s theme of New York women’s history and illuminates the story of Clara Driscoll, one of Tiffany’s forgotten designers.
This Women’s History Month is a fitting time of year to pay...Read More
It's easy to assume the women of high society in the Gilded Age did nothing more than sip champagne and attend parties with the rest of Mrs. Astor's 400. But not every woman who counted herself among New York's elite was content to just sit back and enjoy the party. Edith Hope Goddard was one woman who wouldn't let her social status define her.
Goddard was an avid sailor and golfer, once defeating Russian Grand Duke Michael in a...Read More
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 Simon Oertel painted the moment when the Sons of Liberty pulled down the statue of King George III that stood in...Read More
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