America's 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was born in Hyde Park, NY this day in 1882. Roosevelt is greatly remembered for leading the US through a depression and WWII, and his wife Eleanor's humanitarian efforts. However, he is also known as our only physically disabled president, and founder of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes).
This lower leg brace was one of many used by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) after he...Read More
In February 1935, Parker Brothers began selling their classic board game Monopoly, a game of money and real estate that has become an American favorite. It has also caused numerous screaming matches in my household. How many of your readers have flipped a table when your friend has blocked you from being able to build any hotels?
According to Philip Orbane's book Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game & How it Got that Way, Lizzie J. Magie Phillips...Read More
Our groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975 is now in its fourth month on display. As its name implies, the exhibition begins the story of the Vietnam War at the end of World War II—but don’t be misled into thinking the exhibition ends when the troops were called home in 1975. It actually continues into the present day, not only chronicling the story of the tumultuous decades of the war but also helping to explain...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024