A factory owner’s wife ignites a scandalous love affair with a Chinese worker in Karen Shepard’s newest novel, The Celestials. A bi-racial love child follows. In conjunction with the New-York Historical Society’s ongoing exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, we sat down with Chinese-American author Karen Shepard who teaches writing and literature at Williams College to discuss her work of historical fiction, her source of inspiration, and the lives of her characters. She sets the scene for her oeuvre...Read More
The New-York Historical Society aims to engage visitors and history buffs of all ages, from children in our DiMenna Children's History Museum to adults through our Public Program series. So it's always great to see someone stay engaged throughout their lives. One lifelong learner is Laura Mosco, a former Student Historian who came back to volunteer at the New-York Historical Society, and is now studying Art Conservation at the University of Delaware. We interviewed Laura...Read More
Finally, it's warm and sunny enough to be able to enjoy the outdoors, which for many women means an excuse to don their best hats. Here's a look at some of our favorite headwear represented in the New-York Historical society collections.
Men have always had fashionable hats too, like this on on Esteban Miro, the governor of Louisiana from 1782 to 1791.
We're in love with this polka-dot getup, not to mention the car!
Of course, Bill Cunningham...Read More
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