Ever wonder what your neighborhood looked like 200 years ago? Wish you could see what historical events happened in your backyard? Well, Historypin is here to help. The website allows museums, historical and cultural organizations, libraries, and everyday people to tag images to a Google map, enabling visitors to "tour" the world through old photographs.
The New-York Historical Society's Summer 2012 Teen Leaders created a channel for our organization, with about 80 photographs featuring Central Park, the...Read More
Diamond smuggling! Disease! Murder! These and more are the subject of the 1950 film noir The Killer That Stalked New York. The film follows Shelia Bennet, one of a diamond-smuggling couple who contracts the deadly disease in Cuba, and brings it to the city, slowly infecting everyone she encounters. Smallpox cases start popping up around the city, inducing mass panic when the city runs out of serum for it's mandatory vaccinations. Eventually, Bennet gives herself...Read More
At the end of WWII & NYC, there is a phone booth labeled “Talk to Us,” where visitors have been leaving their comments, questions, and personal stories of World War II. We've featured some of the stories here before, but amazing tales just keep coming! WWII & NYC closes on May 27, so if you haven't already, check it out and tell us your memories of WWII.
My memories are—I remember so much. The air raids. My dad...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024