With more than four centuries of history, it’s no wonder that so many beloved Christmastime traditions originated in New York. Here are a few highlights, and remember if you’re in the city during the winter season, be sure to see our beloved Yueltide exhibition, Holiday Express, now on view through February 28.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…
First published anonymously in the Troy, New York, Sentinel in 1823, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” is now attributed to...Read More
This week we sat down with New-York Historical’s Senior Director of Resources and Programs Jean Ashton to discuss her book, AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. The book shares its name with the 2013 N-HYS exhibition that Ashton curated. To learn more about the epidemic in NYC, check out our online exhibition.
How did you first get interested in the topic of the AIDS epidemic in NYC?
The New-York Historical Society recently presented exhibits on...Read More
Written by Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
I was born in 1953, three months before the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War. My uncle, a U.S. soldier stationed in the Philippines, came home to New York that summer, bearing souvenirs. Among them was an exquisite embroidered silk kimono. A bachelor at the time, my uncle gave the kimono to my mother, and a few years later she passed the garment...Read More
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