In December 2016, 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.
Lady Arthur Paget (Minne Stevens) dressed for the Delmonico ball, 1875
Support the New-York Historical Society
Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.
Gift of Brigadier General and Mrs. John Ross Delafield
The first of the Van Alstynes in America was Jan Martense Van Alstyne who was in New Amsterdam as early as 1646; he acquired a large tract of land around Kinderhook, south of Albany. His son, Lambert Janse Van Alstyne, immigrated from Holland in 1665 and bought land adjoining his father's property. Thomas Van Alstyne, the son of Lambert Janse, inherited his father's lands when he was fifteen years old and became a prominent figure in the Dutch community of the upper Hudson.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Museum & Library Map
Floor plan & visitor information
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024