While the rain falls outside and spring continues to give us only tantalizing glimpses, it seems like a good time to visit a curious little story about the conflicted relationship we Americans have long maintained with nature. In fact, it actually involves the New-York Historical Society itself.
By September 1809, just shy of five years old, the Society had moved into its second home: the northwest room of the Government House's second floor at Bowling Green....Read More
This post was written by Alice Browne, N-YHS cataloguer
September 17 marks the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of fighting in the Civil War, which left almost four thousand dead. It was not a conclusive victory for either side, but did put an end to Lee’s invasion of Maryland. N-YHS photograph and manuscript collections contain images and eyewitness accounts which make the horror of the battle very vivid....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
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024