The New-York Historical Society was honored to welcome 189 new U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony on June 14. The date was especially poignant because it was Flag Day—the commemoration of when the U.S. flag was adopted in 1777, at the Second Continental Congress. The new citizens came from 37 countries, including China, Mexico, Pakistan, and Yemen, and proudly waved their American flags after swearing the Oath of Allegiance.
As part of the ceremony, New-York Historical Trustee...Read More
Sure, silver is beautiful to look at. But there's a lot more to learn beneath that sparkle. Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York uncovers the stories behind the pieces, from the humble beginnings of a slave-made spoon to the ornate trophies of a corrupt political machine. In this two-part series, we speak with Curator Margi Hofer about some of her favorite stories, and why silver is so important to the history of New...Read More
Written by Claire L. Lanier
During the heated 2016 election, New York artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez famously started the “sticky note project” in the Union Square subway station in Manhattan. Armed with nothing more than some pens and sticky notes, Levee encouraged passersby to write down their emotions surrounding the election and post them on the wall.
Subway Therapy, as it’s officially called, amassed more than 20,000 sticky notes along the station’s walls, growing far larger than Levee...Read More
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