Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

What Was Jones' Wood?

 Jones' Wood, a parcel of land located along the East River between 66th and 75th Streets, was the site originally proposed for New York's (not) Central Park. When the heirs of owner John Jones refused to sell the land to the city, an alternative proposal for a large park in the middle of the city gained support.

Creative: Tronvig Group