We are building a research railroad! In 2017 the New-York Historical Society received a special grant to begin the enormous task of cataloging the Jerni Collection in an effort share its wonders with the greater public. These funds come from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Founded in 1996, IMLS serves as an independent federal agency dedicated to connecting people with information and collections like Jerni.
Our annual Holiday Express exhibition features only 236...Read More
This week’s guest blogger is N-YHS Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Lauren Santangelo. If you're interested in learning more about New York women's history, stay tuned! In early 2017, the New-York Historical Society will be unveiling the Center for the Study of Women's History, including a permanent gallery space devoted exclusively to local herstory.
Five thousand Japanese lanterns made their way across the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to Manhattan in 1912. New York City suffragists had ordered them for...Read More
Phoebe Snow lives up to her surname. She has pale skin and is dressed entirely in white. From the pristine ostrich plumes that adorn her hat to the spotless boots that protect her feet, Phoebe Snow is obsessively, almost compulsively, clean. She’s also a fictional character, invented by an advertising firm in an early push for “clean coal,” decades before that term even existed. Today, Phoebe Snow serves as a testament to the power of...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024