A new site-specific art installation that draws on historical photographs of immigrants and staff opens at Ellis Island on October 1. A description of “Unframed — Ellis Island” is available via the New York Times website here and an online slide show is available here.
A few days ago we highlighted an article about an archaeological dig in Westchester County written by the NYG&B’s own Madeline Kearin, a co-director of the excavation. The artifacts from that dig are to go on display in the Mount Kisco Town Hall. The exhibit is sponsored by the Mount Kisco Historical Society and the Lower Hudson Chapter of the New York Archaeological Association. The artifacts highlight the site’s military history, as well as the daily lives of the people who lived in the area. For more information, see http://www.mountkisco.org/Pages/MtKiscoNY_News/01C28AAE-000F8513.0/Exhibitflyer.jpg
The exhibition “Celebrating 359 Years: Historical Moments in the NYC Jewish Experience” at the Visitor Center of the NYC Department of Records has been extended to December 31, 2013.
The exhibition highlights historical moments in the New York City Jewish experience from 1654 to the present. Original documents, artifacts, evocative photographs and videos are used throughout the exhibit to illustrate the long history of these men and women.
For more information, see: http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/events/events.shtml
See New York as your ancestors saw it at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibition, Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England. Albert Bierstadt’s landscapes of scenic locations capture New York (and parts of New England) during the late 1850s through the 1880s. Several works depict areas surrounding Bierstadt’s studio on the Hudson River at Irvington, NY. You can preview the paintings on the website of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. For more information, see: http://www.thomascole.org/current-events
The National Archives at New York City has opened a special exhibit to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War Draft Riots. “A City Under Siege: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Draft Riots,” is a special display of original documents that show the events of the July 1863 riots from the holdings of the National Archives at New York City. This sesquicentennial anniversary exhibit will be on display through September, as well as the exhibit, “New York on the Record” in the 3rd floor Welcome Center at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, New York City, NY. Exhibit tours will be offered every Wednesday at 12pm. For more information, see: http://126.96.36.199/nyc/press/2013/city-under-siege-exhibit.html
A new exhibit on Governors Island by New-York Historical Society high school ‘Student Historians’ highlights WWII era New York. They even have a victory garden! For more information, see: http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/wwii-nyc-photography-and-propaganda-presented-new-york-historical-society