Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today.

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What We Found in Robert Caro’s Yellowed Files

The author of “The Power Broker” and a multivolume biography of L.B.J. is giving awed archivists — and New York — access to more than 50 years of research.

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How Long Can N.Y.C. Museums Survive at 25 Percent Capacity?

Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.

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Audubon Park, From Hinterlands to Urban Density

The ornithologist-painter John James Audubon took flight from Lower Manhattan to escape its ‘pestilential vapors.’ He landed in the picturesque woodland of the future Washington Heights, changing its landscape forever.

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New York City Marks 9/11 at a Time of Harrowing Loss

As they memorialize a past tragedy, New Yorkers face another profound and deadly crisis that is not yet over.

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New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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Tales of Hope and Resilience as a Museum Reopens

An outdoor exhibition of quarantine stories at the New-York Historical Society offers a healing space for emotionally drained New Yorkers. The museum invites visitors to record their own experiences.

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N.Y.C. Seal, With a Native American in Loincloth, Faces Scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was worth examining if the seal, which dates to 1914, “makes sense for the 21st century.”

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The Wave of Gun Violence in N.Y.C.

Fifty-three people were shot from Friday through Monday. Officials have suggested reasons, but it’s difficult to pinpoint one root cause.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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Museum of the City of New York: Reduced but Reopening

After layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts, the museum prepares to reopen with a reduced budget and will present an exhibition about the pandemic.

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Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.

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No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen

Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make 19th-Century Lemon Cake

To stay connected with visitors under stay-at-home orders, the New-York Historical Society is curating a digital collection of archival recipes.

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