New York Historical Society

Location: 4170 Central Park West, New York The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, integrates under one roof, New York‘s oldest museum, a distinguished library and print room, and collections spanning three centuries. Significant holdings include paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, ceramics, toys, tools and textiles. With George Washington‘s camp bed, Clement Clarke Moore‘s desk, and 431 Audubon watercolors, the N-YHS is a treasure trove of American history. Subjects of 2005 exhibitions include: Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Audubon‘s Aviary; First Ladies - Political Role and Public Image; and Nature and the American Vision. Fall 2005 brings a blockbuster exhibition on slavery in New York. The museum offers a very comprehensive gallery tour several times a day. Family programs including storytelling, crafts, live theater and other activities are offered on weekends and holidays.