Luce Center

Explore American history like never before through stunning exhibitions, captivating interactive media, and eye-opening programs at our new Luce Center. 

About the Luce Center

The new Henry Luce III Center on our renovated fourth floor is a groundbreaking educational experience for all, from first-time visitors to long-time Members. The first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a museum, the new Center for Women’s History uncovers the often overlooked contributions of women in American history through exhibitions, programs, multimedia, objects, and educational opportunities. A hub for scholarship, the cutting-edge center sets the stage for a new era of historical study. Our stunning Gallery of Tiffany Lamps offers visitors an awe-inspiring journey, highlighting 100 glowing glass lamps, many of which were designed by Clara Driscoll and the “Tiffany Girls” of her women’s Glasscutting Department. Our sprawling North Gallery showcases historic treasures from our permanent collection in a brand new way, telling the American story through interactive media and six soaring vertical glass cases.

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Help us present immersive exhibitions and educational programs at the new Luce Center where glimmering Tiffany lamps, never-before-seen collection treasures, and the groundbreaking Center for Women’s History set the stage for the future of the New-York Historical Society.


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The Campaign for New-York Historical Society 2013-2017

The New-York Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the many individuals and institutions who have helped us to secure our future as a preeminent center for American history. These supporters have strengthened our endowment, helped to establish the Center for Women’s History, and contributed vital capital funds to make possible the revitalization of the Henry Luce III Center.


Our new Tech Commons @ New-York Historical offers young people an innovative, state-of-the-art modern scholarship space to conduct research, create multimedia, work on group projects, or simply hang out with a good book. The Tech Commons features an array of technology designed to fuel creativity, including a media lab with computers, scanners, and a 3D printer; an interactive media wall with three over-sized screens; an audio recording booth for creating video projects; a casual working area and reading nook; and an ample open space with tables and chairs to accommodate both small study groups or full classrooms.  New-York Historical is committed to providing our next generation of historians, writers, scholars, or simply history-lovers with cutting-edge resources that promote learning, scholarly research, and creative thinking. 

The Tech Commons @ New-York Historical was established with lead support from the Thompson Family Foundation. Generous support provided by the Robert K. Steel Family, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the Pine Tree Foundation of New York, and Susan Waterfall.

Creative: Tronvig Group