New-York Historical Society

Holiday Parties of the Past

As we are now in holiday party season, it seems a good time to look back at previous holiday parties at N-YHS. Pictures in the N-YHS Archives show parties from the 1950’s and 1960’s that include dancing, plenty of drinking, and even smoking in the museum. Most of these pictures depict the staff inside what was the Port of New York Gallery on the first floor of the museum. The permanent exhibit was designed to appear to be the inside of a ship.

For more images of past N-YHS holiday parties, check out images on our Flickr account here. See box 24 on the list for the past party images.

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