New York Historical Society

Statues of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are seen outside the New-York Historical Society. (credit: New-York Historical Society / Don Pollard)

Black History Month: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass Monumental At New-York Historical Society

“Frederick Douglass became a free man in New York,” said New-York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer. “He stepped off the boat and walked down Broadway, just an ordinary human being.”


(Credit: Bernard Bernstein (b. 1928), Hanukkah lamp, 1999. Sterling silver. The New-York Historical Society.)

Chanukah Celebrations Highlight Silversmith Bernard Bernstein’s Craft

At the 92nd Street Y, Bernard Bernstein crafts and teaches Judaica — Jewish ceremonial objects.


The 1914 time capsule was supposed to be opened in 1974, but was forgotten in a storage room. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Opening Of NYC Time Capsule Brings 1914 Into The Present

The ornate bronze box had been locked up since 1914 and was thought to be one of the country’s oldest unopened time capsules.


The quintessential New Yorker and 105th Mayor of New York City died Feb. 1. He was 88. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Leaves Behind $850,000 In Will

The details of late New York City Mayor Ed Koch’s will have been released.


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Historical Institutions Collect Occupy Wall Street Artifacts

More than a half-dozen major museums and organizations from the Smithsonian Institution to the New York Historical Society have been avidly collecting materials produced by the Occupy movement.


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Was Santa Claus A New Yorker? New Exhibit Explores St. Nick’s Big Apple Roots

Now there’s even more reason to celebrate the holidays in the Big Apple.


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New-York Historical Society Reopens After $65 Million Renovation

New York City’s oldest museum has shed its vault-like exterior for a luminous facade that invites the public to peer in, explore its vast treasures and experience them like never before through loads of new and fun interactive features.


A woman looks at a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette at the New York Historical Society - New York, NY - Dec 7, 2007 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

New York Historical Society To Close For Renovation

The New-York Historical Society is closing its galleries for nine months to complete the last phase of a $65 million renovation of its 1904 building.