This fall, the Frederick A.O. Schwartz Education Center began its series “Examining Equity in NYC” that looked at the historical roots of today’s movements for change. In this post, we examine the health activism of the New York Young Lords and offer resources for bringing this crucial story to students.
In the fall of 2020, the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center began its series “Examining Equity in NYC,” looking at the historical roots of today’s movements for change. In this post, we dive into the stories from our workshop on the movement to desegregate the city’s public schools and offer resources for educators and students.
Exploring Anderson’s career, the Museum has undertaken a project to examine, photograph, and digitize a collection of twelve garments—11 concert gowns and one coat dating from the early 1930s to the late 1950s—that were donated to the museum in 1993 by Bette Midler to help preserve the singer’s legacy.
A tribute to celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser, who created the iconic I [heart] NY logo. A selection of his works were recently added to the Museum’s Ephemera Collection, and several reflect cultural and social movements of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Culminating in a day-long competition held each spring, New York City History Day is a program that brings hundreds of middle and high school students from across the city to the Museum to present original historical research on topics of their choosing. Now marking it's 30th anniversary at the Museum, what is the history of History Day?