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
This blog was written by Jean Ashton, Senior Director, Resources and Programs, New-York Historical Society.
New York in the summer of 1776 was hot and steamy. Although the city’s merchants and servants, slave and free, continued fulfilling the daily needs of the second largest city in the colonies, much of the remaining population was caught up in the political tensions infusing the city as they witnessed the influx of soldiers from various Northeastern militias. From the...Read More
Americans have a long history of advocating for their rights and principles. With our Women and the American Story (WAMS) curriculum, teachers can trace this narrative of activism through the women reformers of the 1800s who worked for social change alongside and apart from men—inspiring their students, both boys and girls, to be engaged citizens and exercise their own agency. In the 19th century, women’s activism stemmed from the movements and benevolent societies they joined....Read More
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