Jordan Wouk is this week's guest blogger. He's one of our dedicated volunteers who has worked three years as a Museum docent here at N-YHS. While leading tours of exhibitions, Jordan developed a keen interested in the adoptive American, the Marquis de Lafayette. In his post, he explores Lafayette's ties to both New York and N-YHS.
Now on view at the New-York Historical Society is Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and the Hermione....Read More
Sure, silver is beautiful to look at. But there's a lot more to learn beneath that sparkle. Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York uncovers the stories behind the pieces, from the humble beginnings of a slave-made spoon to the ornate trophies of a corrupt political machine. In this two-part series, we speak with Curator Margi Hofer about some of her favorite stories, and why silver is so important to the history...Read More
As we've mentioned before, John James Audubon often depicted the dark side of nature through birds of prey. His watercolor of two Red-Tailed Hawks shows two of the birds fighting over a fresh kill, a common sight in bird territory. However, many people assume that a bird's habitat is a secluded forest or cliffside. Not so in New York City!
One readers tells us he spotted a Red-Tailed Hawk on his apartment building, saying, "For them, tall...Read More
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