History of a Home: Program at the NYPL 5/20

Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection

Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection

The NYPL’s ever-popular program, “Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home,” will be held on May 20, 2015 at 6pm in the Milstein Division of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City.

The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy one of the most extensive, freely accessible collections pf its kind. This program will utilize censuses, city directories, land conveyances, local histories , newspapers, and photographs available at the NYPL to research the history of a particular building or location, and tell the story of a house, a neighborhood, and the people who lived there. You may register for the program online here.

If you are unable to attend, Milstein Division librarian Philip Sutton has prepared a wonderful overview of the program and the types of resources available at the library, and the wonderful insights they provide into New York history, available here.

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