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Tag Archives: 1860s

Bringing the American Civil War to high school students

This spring the Collections Department has been collaborating with our colleagues in the¬†Frederick A.O. Schwarz Center to use archival material to support education programming. The City Museum developed¬† Surpass! a … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

John Bute Holmes, surveyor and polygamist.

To quote my colleague Susannah in her fascinating post from a few weeks ago, “Hints about long vanished and forgotten aspects of New York surround us if we know where … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Showman or Scientist?

While recently on the hunt for the invitation to Truman Capote’s now legendary Black and White Ball, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in November 1966, I … Continue reading

September 13, 2011 · 9 Comments

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