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This holiday season, the Museum Store at the New-York Historical Society will offer special items inspired by history, and by its current exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. Shoppers with a passion for treasures from America’s past will find a rich array of gifts ranging from $10 to $175 at the Museum Store (2 West 77th Street), or online at www.nyhistorystore.com.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the Chinese American experience and addresses the challenges of immigration, citizenship, and belonging from the late-18th century to the present, through approximately 200 objects including historic documents, maps, artworks, photographs, and artifacts.

Holiday Gifts

Anna May Wong Tee Shirt by Anna Sui – $77
For our exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, designer Anna Sui collaborated with the New-York Historical Society to create an exclusive shirt derived from her Fall 2014 Anna May Wong inspired collection. Los Angeles-born Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was the first Chinese American movie star and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Ms. Wong’s 1924 Certificate of Identity photograph is featured in the exhibition.

Unisex oversized scoop neck tee shirt in ultra-soft 100% viscose. Midnight blue. Size P/S and M/L. Made in USA


Lucky Joker Mahjong Bracelet – $32
Festive and fun, this bracelet is made with a cherry red Lucky Joker surrounded by glass beads. Armed with this wristlet, you will always have the joker you need at your next mahjong game. 

7¾ -inch stretch bracelet, rolls easily on and off. Made in USA.

Uncle Goose Chinese Language Block Set – $44
This 32-block set features simplified Mandarin Chinese characters, their English equivalent, a stroke grid to learn how to create the character, numbers, and pictures of the pin yin equivalent, as well as a puzzle featuring a map of China, the Chinese flag and a yellow dragon. The entire set is handcrafted from sustainable Michigan basswood.

32 1¾-inch basswood cubes (44mm). Ages 2+. Made in USA.


3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments – $22
New York has been the home of many “firsts” in architecture and engineering. Another first, debuting at the New-York Historical Society, is a collection of precisely rendered 3-D printed holiday ornaments modeled after five famous New York structures: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, One World Trade Center, and the ubiquitous water tower. 

3-D printed nylon. Available in red or white. 3.2 inches high. Made in USA. Available to ship 10/31/2014.


Manhattan Skyline Menorah  – $175
Manhattan, a menorah by Valerie Atkisson, captures the distinctive architecture of the New York City skyline in laser-cut steel. Silhouettes of iconic skyscrapers, landmarks, yellow cabs, and city busses are included in this composite of the Manhattan cityscape.

2 ¼h x 16w x 1d inches. Brushed steel finish. Includes nine beeswax candles. Available to ship 10/31/2014.



Bemelmans’ New York Scarf – $68
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), the man who created a wise little Parisian girl named Madeline, created his own world in the heart of New York City. The island of Manhattan has been mapped to illustrate those special places - some now departed, some still here - which touched Bemelmans. Take a journey with him--east side, west side, all around the town--every time you wear this tender Baedeker of the soul.

Imported. 100% silk charmeuse, 36-inch square. Available to ship 10/31/2014.

Abraham Lincoln Socks for Men $10
Add some historical flair to your style with fun and fashionable Abraham Lincoln socks for men. Cotton, nylon, and spandex blend to assure a comfortable fit. Black on olive green. Sock size 10-13 to fit a men’s shoe size 8-13.


Press Contacts
Laura Washington
New-York Historical Society
(212) 873-3400 x263

Julia Esposito
Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors
(212) 715-1643

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Creative: Tronvig Group