One of the city's few remaining pre-Revolutionary buildings, the Morris Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters for the Continental Army and the American war room for the Battle of Harlem Heights.
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the museum transports visitors back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city. Learn about the history of New York City on a guided tour through eight period rooms.
The Municipal Archives maintains the administrative remnants of New York's 400-year history. The scope of the collection is immense‚ 160,000 cubic feet‚ and is used by researchers of all kinds: architectural historians and preservationists, genealogists, urban archaeologists, journalists and writers.
The Municipal Art Society is a private, nonprofit organization that aggressively champions excellence in urban design, sanity in planning and preservation of the best of New York's past. Educational and advocacy efforts, including walking tours, public programs and exhibitions, are dedicated to making New York a more livable city.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue is now restored it to its original grandeur and hosts a program of tours, school and family programs, public talks, concerts, and festivals which help keep alive the 19th-century building and the ancient traditions it embodies.
The Museum for African Art dates to 1984. The museum is currently holding its exhibitions and events in other New York City locations while its future home at 1280 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem is under construction.
The Society of Illustrators promotes the art of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education. The society also supports the work of its members and the welfare of the artist community at large.
One of the foremost facilities of its kind in the United States, the museum offers exhibitions, Chinatown walking tours, a slide show and an extensive archive and reference library about the history of Chinese-Americans.
Created as a living memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust, the museum honors those who died by cherishing the traditions they embraced, examining their achievements and faith and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.
The narrative of New York City—from its beginning as a small Dutch trading post to its status today as one of the world's most important cities—unfolds through special exhibitions and the diverse collections of the museum. The permanent collection here contains over 3,000,000 items maintained by six curatorial departments.