Sunday, September 17 marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, a day commonly honored as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day—acknowledging the role not only of our founding document but also of the citizens who live by it.
How special, then, that one day after this noteworthy anniversary, we welcomed more than 200 immigrants hailing from 60 countries as they took their Oath of Allegiance, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the national...Read More
Who was the first computer scientist? Who invented the first P.C.? What’s the Telstar Satellite? Opening November 13 our upcoming exhibition, Silicon City tells the tale of New York’s previously unknown tech history. More than a century before Silicon Valley became synonymous with all-things-tech, New York City was the hub for innovation. Among its pivotal moments was the launching of the world’s first private satellite, Telstar, which ushered in a new era of global communications.
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.”
John Rogers couldn’t make it home to Roxbury, Massachusetts, for Christmas in 1859. He had just settled in New York and was trying to establish his career as a sculptor. His later success is the subject of the exhibition John Rogers: American Stories at the...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024