This post is by AHMC Cataloger Noa Kasman.
The American Historical Manuscript Collection (AHMC) includes a folder of material related to poet, dramatist, and philosopher, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), better known as Friedrich Schiller. While cataloging the collection, I was surprised to learn that Schiller's monument was the very first in Central Park.
It was dedicated by a committee of German-Americans in November 1859 to celebrate the centennial of Schiller's birth. The dedication ceremonies lasted three...Read More
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