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Tag Archives: Civil War

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

Myths surrounding the origin of the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, designed by Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), was a gift from France as a symbol of American freedom, and has watched over New York Harbor since its dedication … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Walt Whitman’s New York

Walt Whitman, one of America’s most celebrated writers, was born into a working-class Long Island family on May 31, 1819. Four years later, the family moved to Brooklyn. Whitman cherished … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

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