Toy drives are a beloved feature of the holiday season, and have been for over a century. In New York City, women have long been at the center of efforts to care for poor and orphaned children. In 1806, Elizabeth Hamilton (yes, that Eliza) was one of the founders of the Orphan Asylum Society of the City of New York. At the time, there were no options for desperate children besides brutal workhouses. Nearly a century...Read More
Did you know that more than twice as many books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than weeks have passed since his death almost 150 years ago? With Passover beginning at sundown, we’re honoring Lincoln’s legacy by exploring an untold aspect of his personal life and political career: his friendships with Jews. During his tenure at the White House, he fought for freedom—combatting widespread anti-Semitism and appointing the first Jewish military chaplain. Recently, we sat...Read More
This week we sat down with New-York Historical’s Senior Director of Resources and Programs Jean Ashton to discuss her book, AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. The book shares its name with the 2013 N-HYS exhibition that Ashton curated. To learn more about the epidemic in NYC, check out our online exhibition.
How did you first get interested in the topic of the AIDS epidemic in NYC?
The New-York Historical Society recently presented exhibits on...Read More
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