At the end of WWII & NYC, there is a phone booth labeled “Talk to Us,” where visitors have been leaving their comments, questions, and personal stories of World War II. We've featured some of the stories here before, but amazing tales just keep coming! WWII & NYC closes on May 27, so if you haven't already, check it out and tell us your memories of WWII.
My memories are—I remember so much. The air raids. My dad...Read More
On November 7, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president. Now we know that Presidents may not seek more than two terms, so what let FDR serve for 13 years before he died in office in 1945?
President George Washington famously refused to seek a third term in office. His Farewell Address states it was because of his age, but his successors saw it as a necessary defense against monarchy. However, there...Read More
This Sunday is both Father’s Day and Al Hirschfeld’s birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we sat down with Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, president of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation, which honors her late husband’s art through exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives. In our brief chat, she discusses birthday traditions, birthday cards, and fatherhood. So, how will you spend the holiday? Come check out The Hirschfeld Century and enjoy a two-for-one admission with a printout of this blog...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024