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News: The Quileute Wolves and Twilight

In an attempt to clarify a multitude of misconceptions about the Quileute Tribe resulting from the Twilight films and books by author Stephanie Meyer, the Seattle Art Museum is presenting a new exhibition entitled Behind the Scenes: the Real Story of Quileute Wolves. The exhibition will run for one year and is comprised of 25 objects of Quileute art that ... Read More »

Chronicles: Trinity Church Cemetery

  Trinity Church has the oldest parish in New York City and with that comes lots of parishioners who when they die, are looking to stay close to the church for all eternity. In 1842, when the church ran out of room in their Wall St and Broadway cemetery, they had to look for space elsewhere. They found that space ... Read More »

Chronicles: Andrew Carnegie’s Mansion

  In 1898, Andrew Carnegie hedged a plot to move further north than was fashionable at the time to 91st Street and 5th Avenue. He wanted room, more room than the land that the other mansions of the day occupied could afford him. He wanted room for a garden and when it became time to design his home, he told ... Read More »

News: Munch at NGA, D.C.

The National Gallery newest exhibition, ‘Edvard Munch: Master Prints,’ has just opened to much acclaim in Washington D.C. The exhibition, which will run through October 31st, features 60 of Munch’s most important prints in order to show “how his persistent experimentation and virtuosic handling of woodcut, lithography, and intaglio endowed different impressions of his primary motifs with new meanings.” Munch’s ... Read More »

Chronicles: Walking Tour Photos!

  Saturday, Chronicles of Old New York author James Roman braved the 96 degree heat to lead a group of intrepid history fans through Greenwich Village, SoHo and NoLita; beginning at Washington Square Park’s Hangman’s Elm and ending at independent bookstore McNally Jackson on Prince Street.   The turnout was tremendous and a big thanks to all who came! Check ... Read More »

Chronicles: Reminder! Walking Tour!

  In case you missed it on the Gothamist newsletter, The Skint, or NYC Daily Deals, we are hosting a Chronicles of Old New York walking tour tomorrow of Washington Square Park and parts of Greenwich Village and Nolita with author James Roman ending at the superb indie travel bookstore McNally-Jackson. Not only that, we’ll be asking trivia questions along ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Oldest Home in Manhattan

  The headquarters of General Washington and his men, the home of one of early America’s most infamous men, and the location of numerous ghostly sightings- all in a days work for the oldest remaining house in Manhattan. Read More »

Chronicles: NYC’s Hidden Burial Ground

The history of New York City is written in its streets but sometimes, that history is meant to remain covered. This is what construction workers discovered last October during renovations to Washington Square Park that turned-up a disturbing surprise, a tombstone. There is a reason why digging in the park is allowed only to go as deep as three feet ... Read More »

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