The New-York Historical Society is dedicated to teaching its visitors about the city’s and country’s past, which includes the HIV/AIDS pandemic that reached its peak in the 1990s, and unfortunately continues today. Today is World AIDS Day, a worldwide day of remembrance for those who have died, support for those who are suffering, and an opportunity to teach others how to prevent the disease from claiming even more lives.
Artist Keith Haring rose to fame in...Read More
The title of Ken Follett's new book about life during World War II, Winter of the World, is quite literal. "The triumph of Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union and Hitler's regime in Central Europe was a bloody tragedy for the human race. The keynote of that whole period was the struggle against the worst tyranny the world had ever known," he says. "The title Winter of the World perfectly captured the notion that my...Read More
This blog was written by Jean Ashton, Senior Director, Resources and Programs, New-York Historical Society.
New York in the summer of 1776 was hot and steamy. Although the city’s merchants and servants, slave and free, continued fulfilling the daily needs of the second largest city in the colonies, much of the remaining population was caught up in the political tensions infusing the city as they witnessed the influx of soldiers from various Northeastern militias. From the...Read More
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