100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

New-York Historical Society

Location: New York

2013 Exhibitions: WWII & NYC (October 5 - May 27), Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School (September 21 - February 21)

The New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804, is an American history museum located near Central Park that holds an extensive collection of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York. The museum is the oldest in New York City, predating the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly 70 years and comprising more than 1.6 million works.

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