In honor of our upcoming exhibition, John Rogers: American Stories, curator Kim Orcutt will be writing a series of posts about his life, his work, and how he earned the nickname “The People’s Sculptor.” Watch Kim Orcutt and Harold Holzer tour the exhibition on YouTube.
Over the night of February 9/10, 1864, more than one hundred Union soldiers escaped from their Confederate captors at the infamous Libby Prison, tunneling out of the former warehouse and boldly strolling out through the...Read More
What do diversity and inclusivity mean in a museum-based digital interactive installation? This question was central to the design of our Women’s Voices exhibit, a wall of touchscreens that allow visitors to explore individuals, groups, and events spanning New York State and City women’s history. Our goal was to balance the appeal of biographies while avoiding an elitist “hall of fame,” so we decided to share stories about how women’s words and actions have driven social...Read More
What can history museums do during an epidemic? Like many institutions across the globe, the New-York Historical Society is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. And like so many New Yorkers, our curators and librarians are preoccupied with concern for their loved ones and grief over what's happening in our beloved city.
But behind the scenes, they're also doing what comes naturally to them: thinking about history. Since 2001 and the aftermath of...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024