In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Petition to Abraham Lincoln for recruitment of black troops
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Samuel Provoost was born in New York and rose through the ranks of the clergy to become the city's first Protestant Episcopal bishop. His portrait was painted by Duché in England and copied by Benjamin West. The original was a gift to the Society from the subject's daugther and son-in-law; West's copy was placed in Trinity Church, New York.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cadwallader D. Colden
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