This post was written by Larry Weimer, Project Archivist for the N-YHS Institutional Archives.
Lectures and other presentations have been a staple of New-York Historical Society’s programs for virtually all of its history. Although the historical past has been the focus of many of these programs, N-YHS has long recognized that the present is history in the making and has accordingly developed programs that considered contemporary events. Few, if any, of N-YHS’s programs could possibly have been...Read More
Jane Campbell Bannerman -- now a sprightly 103 years of age -- embarked on her first trip abroad in 1929, long before there were iphones or digital cameras. Instead, she carried sketchbooks and watercolors to record the scenes and people she encountered. Colorful, personal, quirky, and utterly unique, Bannerman's 74 sketchbooks capture the quintessential spirit of the places she visited, and also reflect her own appealing personality.
At the time of her inaugural trip, Jane Campbell...Read More
This post was written by Alisa Wade, New-York Historical Society Graduate Archival Research Fellow
James Beekman and his wife, Jane Keteltas Beekman, circulated in New York’s high society in the post-Revolutionary era. After returning to the city following British evacuation in 1783, the Beekman family reintegrated themselves into the social circles of the urban elite, entertaining George Washington and others at their Mount Pleasant estate.
Their standing was entrenched by James Beekman’s flourishing mercantile firm, which he...Read More
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