Black History Month – 17th Century

In honor of Black history month, we thought we would take a look at some items from the library collections spanning the first four centuries of Afr

“Lands of song and sunlight”

Dreaming of warmer climes?  All this snow has us wondering . . . where did 19th century New Yorkers travel to escape the winter blahs?


Sometimes words just don’t cut it.

That is especially true in this lighthearted note (discovered by our volunteer Carol while re-housing the collection) from Ashcan School painter an

Merry Christmas!

Most people do not associate Santa Claus with war, but in fact the connection goes back to Santa’s very beginn

Holiday Parties of the Past

As we are now in holiday party season, it seems a good time to look back

Holiday Parties of the Past

The library staff at the New-York Historical Society is happy to announce the publication of When Did the Statue of Liberty Turn Green?


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