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Gems Beneath South Ferry: Artifacts from the Terminal Collection

In 2005, a team of New York City archaeologists turned up new evidence of Manhattan’s dynamic past during¬†excavations for the South Ferry Terminal Project. As the city renovated its South … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

The Abolitionist Riots of 1834

Not too long ago, I was looking through our map collection with Andrea Renner, one of the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellows, who assisted curator Hilary Ballon on … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 10 Comments

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