"Since 1804 The New York Historical Society has served as the collective memory of New York, accumulating vast collections in American painting, sculpture, books, manuscripts, decorative arts, architectural drawings, photographs, prints and ephemera. The mission of the newly revitalized Historical Society is to use these collections to help New Yorkers understand the complex and diverse past behind the world we know today."
In the Luce Center, visitors to The New York Historical Society can see over 40,000 art and artifacts from masterworks of American painting to the draft wheel that played a role in one of the worst urban riots in US history.
The New York Store offers a wonderful selection of New York related books and guide books, as well as exhibition catalogues, posters and cards, jewelry, gifts, and educational children's toys and books.
All proceeds from sales in The New York Store go directly to help support the Society's museum and library.