This past February, we brought history and technology together for our first cohort of Tech Scholars. Throughout this one-week program, we welcomed a group of 15 high school students from across the city to design and build their own websites to exhibit their research on notable events and figures in women’s history.
The group of Tech Scholars explored galleries within our 4th-floor Luce Center as well as exhibitions such as Hotbed, on view in the Joyce B....Read More
Which bowler fell through a plate-glass window as a kid, leaving him with permanently curled fingers? Which cyclist was the highest paid athlete of the early 20th century? Did you even know pedestrianism was a sport? It's for facts like these and more that the Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports was born. With over 1,750 entries, it's a one-stop guide to everything about New York sports.
The vast majority of the entries were written...Read More
It's John Jacob Astor's birthday today. The Astors were a powerful family in early New York history, making their fortune from the beaver pelt trade, and eventually owning a ton of city real estate. They're why we have Beaver Street in the FiDi, and why Astoria is called Astoria. (He didn't even put up a lot of the money for developing Astoria, they just wanted his name and he obliged.) The name "Astor" is everywhere...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024