On October 2, former NYC Mayor Edward I. Koch (now of bridge fame) spoke at the opening reception for WWII & NYC. Having served in WWII, he recounted his memories of the war, and reminded the audience of the great, shared sacrifice thousands of Americans made. Below is his speech.
I was 19 when I was drafted into the US Army in 1943. After 17 weeks of basic training, I was assigned to the 104th Infantry...Read More
Everyone knows that immigrants came through Ellis Island to settle in America, but where did they go before that? The answer is Castle Garden, now known as the Castle Clinton National Monument, on the southern tip of Manhattan.
Originally a fort, Castle Garden was constructed between 1808 and 1811, and at that time wasn't even connected to the Island of Manhattan. By 1821, the US Army released the fort to New York City, having seen little military...Read More
Become a part of history! We're collecting signs, posters, banners, sashes, buttons, flyers, and other ephemera--and the stories behind them--from the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., and any recent nationwide protests, including the women’s marches in January 2017.
Do you have something you'd like to donate to our permanent collection? Contact our curatorial team at email@example.com. Please include your contact information, name of the event the objects are from, and images of the object(s) you would like to...Read More
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