Yesterday in 1804, the New-York Historical Society was founded, and 207 years later we’re still going strong, undergoing major changes that are making New-York Historical more open, welcoming and hospitable. In honor of our founding (and out of curiosity), we asked our Twitter followers what their favorite exhibitions, artworks or artifacts are in our centuries-old collection. And it looks like our visitors like a little bit of everything! Below are a few responses, and feel free to leave your own in our comment section.

  • RT @museumsnyc All the #TOYS @ Luce Center
  • RT @krhumphreys@NYHistory there’s a great ice cream dish that I love just because it’s so opulent but my favorite is the wood trunk…
  • RT @thecompendium: I wrote about it here: HR School RT @NYHistory What’s your favorite New-York Historical exhibition?
  • What’s your favorite New-York Historical exhibit, artwork or artifact? RT @FJM718 Slavery in New York. It changed the way I look at my city.
  • RT @richardwfink: my favorite item in @NYHistory collection is the Civil War draft wheel…
  • …favorite New-York Historical Society exhibition, artwork or artifact? RT @nabzmcleod my students always remember Washington’s chair!
  • What’s your favorite New-York Historical Society exhibition, artwork or artifact? RT @ilhanson Audubon paintings

Image credit: Draft wheel, ca. 1863, Wood, metal. New-York Historical Society