Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

St. Patrick's Eve

Grab a pint at our cash bar and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York.

Fri, March 16th, 2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On St. Patrick's Eve, we'll be hosting an evening dedicated to Irish heritage, with music, art and more. Grab a pint at Caffè Storico and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York! A map will guide you to such treasures as artist John Ramage's desk, Al Smith's cigar box, and Louis Lang’s historical painting The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M.

Tankard

Object name 
Tankard
Date 
1712
Medium 
Silver
Description 
This tankard was presented to Cornelia DePeyster (1690-1756) and Oliver Stephen Teller (1685-1729) for their wedding in 1712, and subsequently donated to the New-York Historical Society along with De Peyester’s wedding dress and ring.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
Object Number 
1952.109
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Object name 
Tankard
Date 
ca. 1793
Medium 
Silver
Description 
Owned by New York merchant Robert Lenox (1759-1839), this stately tankard is among the few tankards made after the Revolutionary War, and one of the only known Neoclassical New York examples extant.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Object Number 
1950.256
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Beer Here: Brewing New York's History

May 25 2012 - Sep 2 2012

To consider the fascinating yet largely anonymous legacy of beer brewing in New York City, the New-York Historical Society presents Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History. This exhibit surveys the social, economic, political, and technological history of the production and consumption of beer, ale, and porter in the city from the seventeenth century to the present.
 

Bar tray, 1900–1930. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bella C. Landauer, 2002.1.3205

In the past three decades, New York City has become an important center of craft and home beer brewing. While this phenomenon began only after President Jimmy Carter signed into law an act that legalized home-brewing, the growth of New York’s present beer industry also marks the resurgence of a long-standing tradition known to few outside the world of beer aficionados. Beer has been brewed in New York City and State since the days of its earliest European settlement, when it was a vital source of nourishment and tax revenues.

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