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Due to a private event, the New-York Historical Society will be closed from Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29. We'll reopen at 11 am ET on Saturday, October 30.

New York’s Liberty Bell, a witness to three centuries of celebration and tragedy, miraculously survived the devastating fire that destroyed Middle Collegiate Church on December...

Billie Jean King’s life-long fight for equality is best characterized by her efforts for pay equity for women in professional sports, starting in the earliest days of...

How could such a simple substance—milk—be a matter of life or death for infants? Before innovations in refrigeration and the regulation of the dairy industry, babies who were...

The Beekman Family Coach returns to the New-York Historical Society on July 2, 2021. Over the past year, this rare coach—one of only three horse-drawn vehicles used in 18th-...

On the morning of September 11, 2001, just fifteen minutes after hearing the alarm, the FDNY’s elite Rescue Company 2 arrived at the unfolding World Trade Center tragedy....

The New-York Historical Society’s History Responds collecting initiative seeks to preserve history as it is unfolding. Founded in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the...

A glorious sea of American flags, crowded streets, and Fifth Avenue skyscrapers, The Fourth of July, 1916 (The Greatest Display of the American Flag Ever Seen in New York,...

Book artist, paper cutter, sculptor, and conceptual artist, Béatrice Coron has reinvigorated the silhouette genre with kaleidoscopic subjects that are both playful and cutting...

On the morning of December 14, 2020, Sandra Lindsay made history. The director of critical care nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Lindsay sat down in front of the...

Even though the Declaration of Independence states “all men are created equal,” Black people in the founding era were denied those unalienable rights. The documents in this...

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