Behind-the-Scenes Friday, December 1, 2023

The (Oven) Mitts are Off!

What already feels like a long-standing winter holiday tradition is surprisingly only in its second year. Learn about our crowd-pleasing installation from first-year entrant John Kuehn.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, January 3, 2023

MCNY Wrapped

From launching exhibitions about food and faith in New York City to wrapping up major digitization projects, the Museum’s staff has accomplished a lot in 2022. Read about what we’ve been up to! 
Behind-the-Scenes Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Long Fight for Educational Equity in NYC

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.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Marian Anderson's Concert Gowns

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.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Milton Glaser and I [heart] New York

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.
Behind-the-Scenes Monday, February 24, 2020

Looking Back on the 30th Anniversary of New York City History Day

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?