We invite you to support the New-York Historical Society’s mission by “adopting” a work of art or artifact from our unique and priceless collection. Options range from our spectacular Tiffany Wisteria or Dragonfly lamps to John James Audubon’s Snowy Owl to Daniel Chester French’s maquette for the Lincoln Memorial. Or “take your seat” in our beautiful Robert H. Smith Auditorium, where a brass plaque engraved with your name will forever honor your benevolence. We appreciate your generosity, especially at this challenging time. Your gift this year will help keep history on our side.
- Civil War Draft Wheel
- George Washington Inaugural Chair
- Library Stained Glass Windows (2)
- Picasso’s Le Tricorne
- Library Study Tables
- Remnant of a tree planted by Peter Stuyvesant
- Francis Guy’s Tontine Coffee House, New York City
- Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi’s Liberty Enlightening the World, (1878-1886)
- Daniel Chester French’s Model for Abraham Lincoln
- Alison Saar’s Maquette for Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
- Railing from Federal Hall
- Tiffany Wisteria Lamp, Dragonfly Lamp or Gourd Lamp
- Coney Island Gambling Wheel
- Snake Jug Depicting “Boss” Tweed and his Ring
- Stewart Studio Graffiti Door
- Audubon Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, Bald Eagle, or Tricolore Heron
- Seat in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium
For a complete listing of objects to adopt, click here.
Donors will be gratefully recognized as the Sponsor of the designated object or space on gallery signage and elsewhere for a minimum of 10 years. Please note that these sponsorships and adoptions are strictly opportunities to support the New-York Historical Society. The artifacts offered in this campaign are not for sale: adoption/sponsorship in no way constitutes a legal claim to artifacts and all objects will remain the property of New-York Historical Society, to be curated, conserved, and presented at New-York Historical’s sole discretion.
For more information about adoptions or gift options, please contact us at (212) 744-0799.