Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Visit to the New York Historical Society Museum

Since I retired at the beginning of the year I have become a regular patron of the cultural venues of New York City.  Today, I visited the New York Historical Society Museum & Library at Central Park West and 77th Street.

I was attracted to this museum today by the gallery featuring the photographs of George Kalinsky, the official photographer of Madison Square Garden.  I saw photos of the 1970 champion New York Knicks, Rangers, Yankees, and Mets.  Non-sports photographs were also shown.

Another exhibit showed the civil rights initiatives of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1950s and 60s.

A major exhibition traced the history of the Vietnam War from 1945 to 1975 which was a sad chapter in  American History.  It brought back bad memories of the military draft and the deep divisions the conflict created between those who supported and opposed American involvement.

The other current exhibits are listed at http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions

It was certainly an enjoyable day.

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