The New-York Historical Society Museum wants a wedding cake topper. Not just any cake topper: a same-sex version with two men or two women that speaks to the titanic shift in American culture that happened when gay marriage was legalized at the federal level in 2015.
So if we're so eager, why not just buy one? Because simply procuring any old cake topper isn't the point. We want one that comes with a history attached it,...Read More
On October 11, 1884 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on West 37th Street in New York City. By the end of her life, she would be known as the longest serving First Lady of the United States, and Harry Truman would nickname her "First Lady of the World" for her humanitarian efforts. But she began her life surrounded by New York City's Gilded Age riches.
Anna Eleanor was born to Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt and Anna Rebecca Hall. Anna Rebecca...Read More
On October 23, 1915, over 25,000 women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City to advocate for women's suffrage. At that point, the fight had been ongoing for more than 65 years, with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 first passing a resolution in favor of women's suffrage. Unfortunately, they wouldn't find success for another five years.
New York's 1915 suffrage parade was the largest held in the city until that time. But many still had...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024