Watch this short video celebrating the groundbreaking exhibitions, public programs, and education initiatives presented by the New-York Historical Society this past year. These highlights offer insight into the wide range of events we present year-round. None of this would be possible without your support—so please come visit. Consider donating or becoming a member. It’s only through your generosity that we’re able to continue Making History Matter.
This year, the historic Grand Central Terminal turns 100. Designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, the Beaux-arts style building serves as a transportation hub and tourist destination, with its elaborate astrological ceiling and iconic concourse clock. But New York City was already a destination by 1913. What was at 42nd and Park before Grand Central Terminal was built?
That intersection was still where trains from the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad,...Read More
The first Bible to be printed in America was special for many reasons, but perhaps the most remarkable is this: It was translated into a language that most English colonists couldn’t read. A Geneva Bible, it was printed in Natick, an Algonquin language spoken by the Massachusett people who lived on the land surrounding the Massachusetts Bay when the Puritans were settling the region. Known as the Eliot Indian Bible after John Eliot, the missionary...Read More
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