They have demanded their position in the community, openly exercising their rights, and thus are acknowledged as significant members in society. However, this was not the case a century ago.
Overview[ edit ] Re-enactment of loyalist colonial troops guard the Society building from George Washington's Rebels The New-York Historical Society holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.
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Its art holdings comprise more than 1.
Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church ; iconic genre and history paintings including works by William Sidney Mount and Eastman Johnson ; a vast range of American portraits, including paintings by Rembrandt Peale and Gilbert Stuart ; all of John James Audubon 's extant preparatory watercolors for The Birds of America ;  and an encyclopedic collection of more than works documenting the full range of representational sculpture in America from the colonial period to the present day.
Among its collections are far-ranging materials relating to the founding and early history of the nation including the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" ;  one of the best collections of 18th-century newspapers in the United States; an outstanding collection of materials documenting slavery and Reconstruction; an exceptional collection of Civil War material, including Ulysses S.
Grant 's terms of surrender for Robert E. Lee ; collections relating to trials A historical overview of the role of women in the society the United States prior to ; American fiction, poetry, and belles-lettres prior to ; a broad range of materials relating to the history of the circus; and American travel accounts from the colonial era to the present day.
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He was also among the first to agitate for a free school system. The first meeting comprised 11 of the city's most prominent citizens, including Mayor DeWitt Clinton.
At the meeting, a committee was selected to draw up a constitution, and by December 10, the Historical Society was officially organized. According to the Historical Society's first catalogue, printed inthe museum then held 4, books, as well as volumes of United States documents, almanacs, titles of newspapers, maps, and 30 miscellaneous views.
It had already collected the start of a manuscript collection, several oil portraits and 38 engraved portraits.
The Historical Society suffered under heavy debt during its early decades. Init organized a celebration of the th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson in New York Harbor. Inspired by the event, the Historical Society petitioned and later obtained an endowment from the New York State Legislatureto be financed by a lottery in The failure of the lottery resulted in a debt that forced the Society to mortgage some of its books, which were not redeemed until The Historical Society and its collections moved frequently during the 19th century.
Constructed as a residence for the President of the United States when New York was the temporary capital, the building had been unoccupied since the government's relocation to Philadelphia in Init moved into the first building constructed specifically for its collections, at the then-fashionable intersection of Second Avenue and 11th Street, where it stayed for the next 50 years.
The Historical Society later acquired a collection of Egyptian and Assyrian art, which was eventually transferred to the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Present building[ edit ] Construction for its eighth home began September 10, That extension project stands among the last examples of Beaux-Arts architecture completed in the city and in the entire country. Bratoli, Two notable stained glass windows are found in the library on the 2nd floor.
The Arrival of Henry Hudson was designed by Mr. Calvert of the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The second is Revocation of the Edict of Nantesknown as the French Huguenot memorial window, in honor of religious refugees to New York.
It is inscribed and signed by the artist, Mary E. The window was underwritten by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sagea philanthropist who was instrumental in commissioning other windows by Tillinghast.
Decline and revival[ edit ] Frederick Childe HassamFlags on Fifty-Seventh Street, oil on canvas,in the New-York Historical Society's collection The Historical Society's collection continued to grow throughout the 20th century, but renewed financial woes in the s and s forced the Historical Society to limit access to its collections to professional researchers.
In the s, under the leadership of Herbert S. Many of the objects were on long-term loan to the museum. Since the late s, the New-York Historical Society has invested significantly in facility and installation upgrades, and conducted fundraising. It has increased its operating budget by percent to enhance and expand its public programs, while maintaining a balanced budget from to the present.
Recent renovations to the Historical Society include new galleries and exhibition spaces, the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, a state-of-the-art library reading room, and a new facility to house and provide access to the letters and manuscripts of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Costumed troops guard the front hall The museum has mounted exhibits on national themes through history in New York. For instance, beginning in with Slavery and the Making of New York, s —it mounted the first exhibition ever in New York City on the major but little-known role of slavery in the city's economy and history.
Devoting the entire first floor to the exhibit, the museum mounted the largest theme exhibit in its year history. It also addressed the strengths of African Americans who resisted slavery and created their own culture, both in New York and the nation.
The second exhibition was New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War, —, November 17, to September 3,which explored the economy before the war and strong business ties to the South, events related to the war such as the New York City Draft Riotsand other aspects.
Southerners visited New York so frequently in the antebellum era that they had favorite hotels.A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality.
Gender roles are usually centered on conceptions of femininity and masculinity, although there are exceptions and variations.
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