Join us this Independence Day ! On the Fourth of July, partake in the patriot festivities we're offering throughout the day. Come churn ice cream from scratch, enjoy tunes ‘n tales from the Hudson River Ramblers, and hunt for 18th-century treasures throughout the Museum. Also, don’t miss our special installation, Lafayette’s Return on view through August 16. And if you’re up for an adventure, head to Governor’s Island! Our Student Historian Teen Leaders-curated pop-up exhibition Revolution: NYC...Read More
Imagine you're charged with taking a subway for a ride. Now imagine that subway was the first subway ever. A pretty daunting task! Mayor George B. McClellan had the honor of operating the first NYC subway train on October 27, 1904, and was pretty excited about it!
The IRT had just opened, and McClellan was supposed to start the train from the City Hall Station. After that, he was to hand the controls to the IRT motorman....Read More
Women in New York City have a long history of taking to streets and stages to make their voices heard. The suffrage parades of the 1910s captured the attention of the city and helped convince men that women were engaged citizens who deserved the right to vote. This past weekend, 200,000 women and men again demanded a political voice right outside the doors of the New-York Historical Society.
Telling the Stories of Women on the March
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024