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
You know what Abraham Lincoln looks like. You can spot Frederick Douglass’s hair from a mile away. So what could two statues possibly add to your understanding of these two men? According to Ivan Schwartz of StudioEIS, more than you’d think. The New-York Historical Society chose StudioEIS to cast bronze sculptures of each of these men for display outside our museum. But rather than casting another official-looking presidential bust into the mix, StudioEIS set out...Read More
On June 7, AIDS in New York: The First Five Years opens at the New-York Historical Society. The new exhibit will explore the impact the epidemic had on personal lives, public health, and politics from 1981-1985.
The companion exhibition Children With AIDS: Spirit and Memory. Photographs by Claire Yaffa will feature twenty photographs by the acclaimed photographer, whose work has been exhibited The International Center of Photography, The Neuberger Museum, The Hudson River Museum, The United Nations...Read More
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