Date: 11/19/2016 - 11/20/2016
Time: All Day
Location: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave., Manhattan)
Price: Included with museum admission
What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.
Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive in this first-of-its-kind exhibition, through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.
New York at Its Core captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other, featuring the city’s “big personalities” – among them, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, “Boss” Tweed, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs, and Jay-Z. The stories of lesser-known New York personalities, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Italian immigrant Susie Rocco, also figure prominently in the exhibition, as do some of the furred and shelled residents who shaped the city’s economic and daily life — among them, the pig, the beaver, and the oyster.
Through more than 400 objects, many from the Museum’s rich collection, as well as interactive digital experiences, we welcome you to dive deep into the city’s past and create your own visions for its future.
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