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Published on Jan 18, 2012
In 1804, a group of prominent citizens founded the New-York Historical Society to "collect and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, or ecclesiastical History of the United States in general and of this State in particular." During a time when state identities still superseded a national one, the founders' vision of a uniquely American narrative was ahead of its time.Find out more about visiting the New-York Historical Society Museum at http://www.nyhistory.org/visit
The New-York Historical Society is able to produce illuminating exhibitions, public programs, and make a priceless collection accessible to the public through the generosity of donations and membership. Help us make history matter by joining today. http://www.nyhistory.org/support