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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 theĀ Frederick A.O. Schwarz Center to use archival material to support education programming. The City Museum developedĀ  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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