On February 22, 1878, F. W. Woolworth opened the first Woolworth store in Utica, New York. That store failed, but he reopened in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began one of the most successful chain businesses in America. As a kid, I remember our local Woolworth's as a one-stop shop, with everything from halloween costumes to alarm clocks to the boxes of Whitman's chocolate my dad liked to keep around the house.
In 1910, F.W. Woolworth commissioned Architect...Read More
Governors Island, situated right off Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel, has played an important part in New York's military history. During the American Revolution, canons on the island protected the East River. During the Civil War, Castle Williams and Fort Jay held Confederate prisoners of war. In 1966, it became a National Coast Guard base. And throughout, the island is covered with historic homes where military officers raised their families.
This summer, the New-York Historical Society’s Student Historians...Read More
On December 15, 2017, the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society hosted a Salon Conversation titled “Women of the Village.” A hearty crowd filled the Museum’s fourth-floor Skylight Gallery on a snowy Friday evening for a tour of Hotbed in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, followed by a conversation between Scholarly Advisory Committee members Blanche Wiesen Cook and Lara Vapnek and Hotbed curators Sarah Gordon and Joanna Scutts. The event was...Read More
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