New-York Historical plays host to one of the Waldorf Astoria New York’s most remarkable guests: the 1907 Steinway piano that once belonged to American songsmith extraordinaire...

The New-York Historical Society welcomes an extraordinary collection of historic Bibles and religious texts, many of which are on public display for the first time. In God...

The Brooklyn-based artist Simone Leigh draws upon forms, techniques, and visual cues from across Africa and its diaspora—the communities of descendants scattered around the...

The story of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and its role in shaping women’s activism is explored through garments, objects, documents, and photographs in this...

A highlight of the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Voices is a multimedia digital installation where visitors can discover the hidden connections among exceptional...

The meaning of the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—has changed over the course of our nation’s history, and who constitutes “the people” is a topic...

Our vast silver collection presents American history in a unique way. Early New York silver reflected the multiethnic society that characterized the Dutch settlement of New...

In 2015, the New-York Historical Society  was given the reference archive of Time, Inc. The storied publishing empire was leaving its noted midtown headquarters and moving to a...

For a century, the covers of Time and Life magazines have captured, in a single image, the zeitgeist of American culture, politics, and technology. 

On display at the New-York Historical Society since 2015 is a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso – the painted theater curtain for the ballet Le Tricorne (1919). It is the...

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