Challenging Visitors to Form Historical Perceptions
Supporters of the institution know that visitors can learn a lot from the exhibitions the museum puts together. Each exhibition is thorough and well-researched and has the potential to make history accessible to the masses.
The New York Historical Society is home to a museum that holds over 1.6 million works. Established in 1804, it is the oldest museum in New York City. Other facets of the New York-History Society, such as the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library and the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, foster education and build curiosity as well.
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, for instance, has more than 3 million impressive books and artifacts. One of its most extensive collections is its Civil War memorabilia, which document slavery and reconstruction in the United States. The Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, on the other hand, presents 40,000 significant relics available for public view. Some of its most popular relics include a collection of assorted Tiffany lamps and glasswork and over 550 boardgames from the late 19th century.
Another museum facet, the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, invites children to learn about history through mediums, such as interactive games. Another facet, the Education Center, challenges visitors to use available resources to come up with their own perception of history. Public programs for adults and teachers at the Education Center also help develop research and analyses.
The New York Historical Society allows visitors to form a bond with and appreciation for history that no other museum can match. The cultural institution is a mecca of knowledge that seeks to preserve history from days’ past and educate all interested visitors.
History & Heritage
Upper West Side
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Take the B or C subway lines to 81st Street or take the 1 subway line to 79st Street. Visitors can also take M10 to 77th Street or the M79 to 81st Street.
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