The Tenement House Exhibition opened on Fifth Avenue near 38th Street in February 1900. Organized by housing reformer Lawrence Veiller and the Charity Organization Society of...

Showcasing documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Witnesses to History: Three Centuries of War on the Home Front highlights the experiences...

The Brooklyn-based artist Simone Leigh draws upon forms, techniques, and visual cues from across Africa and its diaspora—the communities of descendants scattered around the...

This past holiday season, the Fifth Avenue department store Bergdorf Goodman featured the New-York Historical Society as part of its legendary holiday window display. "To New...

Named one of​ ​​​Life​ ​magazine's "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" and the first member of the LGBT community to receive the Presidential Medal of...

The meaning of the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—has changed over the course of our nation’s history, and who constitutes “the people” is a topic...

Portraits of a City features artwork from New-York Historical's collection, depicting New York City from the colonial era to the late 20th century. The installation...

Our vast silver collection presents American history in a unique way. Early New York silver reflected the multiethnic society that characterized the Dutch settlement of New...

A highlight of the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Voices is a multimedia digital installation where visitors can discover the hidden connections among exceptional...

In 2015, the New-York Historical Society  was given the reference archive of Time, Inc. The storied publishing empire was leaving its noted midtown headquarters and moving to a...

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