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
Everyone knows that immigrants came through Ellis Island to settle in America, but where did they go before that? The answer is Castle Garden, now known as the Castle Clinton National Monument, on the southern tip of Manhattan.
Originally a fort, Castle Garden was constructed between 1808 and 1811, and at that time wasn't even connected to the Island of Manhattan. By 1821, the US Army released the fort to New York City, having seen little military...Read More
On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson sailed into the river that now bears his name. He had departed Amsterdam on April 4 on his ship the Halve Maen (Half Moon), on a mission from the Dutch East India Company to find a passage to Asia through the Arctic Ocean. However, due to some slightly fortuitous ice blockage, he wound up around Newfoundland, where he and his crew (not so fortuitously) raided a village near the...Read More
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