Happy Birthday, N-YHS!
November 25, 2015

This week, the New-York Historical Society turned 211! To celebrate our birthday we’re taking a look back on the construction of N-YHS’ permanent home at 170 Central Park West. Before settling along the park, N-YHS lived at seven other locations around the city between 1804 and 1908. Here’s a retro map cataloging its former homes….

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From WWII to Hurricane Sandy: New-York Historical’s Public Service
February 14, 2013

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, New York mobilized for war, and the New-York Historical Society was no exception. As the city braced for possible enemy attack, the New-York Historical Society took precautions to protect the collection as its staff members departed for the Armed Forces and defense factories. Nine New-York Historical Society staff members…

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Check Out West Side Rag’s History Beat!
February 21, 2012

There’s a lot you can learn about your neighborhood from the New-York Historical Society, and Upper West Side blog West Side Rag is taking advantage of that. In their new History Beat series, they choose an object or document from the archives of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library that references the Upper West Side, and delves…

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