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.
This week, the New-York Historical Society turned 214! To celebrate our birthday we’re taking a look back on the construction of the New-York Historical Society's permanent home at 170 Central Park West. Before settling along the park, New-York Historical lived at seven other locations around the city between 1804 and 1908. Here's a retro map cataloging its former homes.
One of its most photogenic spaces was the location at 170 Second Avenue.
As you can see, the collection overtook...Read More
Who's ready for the St. Patrick's Day parade? New York City has longstanding Irish heritage, with the first known reference to any celebration of St. Patrick's Day found in a 1756 issue of the New-York Post-Boy. The first reference to a parade was in a March 1766 New York Gazette. Then, homesick Irishmen serving in the British army organized the proceedings. Now, nearly two million people gather along Fifth Avenue to watch 150,000- 250,000 marchers. To find out...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024