New York Historical Society Essay

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New York Historical Society



New York Historical Society:
Construction: The cornerstone of the NYHS building at 170 Central Park West was laid on
Nov. 17th 1903. Members and guest of the society gathered at the American Museum of
Natural History and proceeded to the NYHS building site, a temporary scaffold and viewing
stand had been erected for the day's events. After an invocation by the Rev. Charles E.
Brugler, Pres. Samuel Verplank Hoffman, reviewed the society's history and listed the
articles and publications sealed in a copper box in the corner stone. Hon. Seth Low Mayor
of New York City then put the cornerstone into place.


Manhattan Purchase: Legend has it that Manhattan Island was purchased from Lenape by Peter
Minuit for $24. This account implies that the Dutch shrewdly got the best of the Indians
who did not realize the potential value of their land. But it neglects the fact that the
Dutch intended to perform a legitimate land deal. Their trading partners the Lenape, could
hardly participate in a real estate deal of the type described, as the very concept of
land ownership was alien to them.


The Great Migration: In one of the largest population transfers of the modern era,
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  • New York Historical Society
    New York Historical Society New York Historical Society: Construction: The cornerstone of the NYHS building at 170 Central Park West was laid on Nov. 17th 1903. Members and guest of the society gathered at the American Museum of Natural History and proceeded to the NYHS building site, a temporary scaffold and viewing stand had been erected for the day\'s events. After an invocation by the Rev. Charles E. Brugler, Pres. Samuel Verplank Hoffman, reviewed the society\'s history and listed the artic