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  • Saluting Peter Cooper

    Born on February 12, 1791, Peter Cooper left his mark on the world as a pioneering industrialist and inventor, and his mark on the Village as a great philanthropist.  Cooper began his career as a coachmaker’s apprentice, although he had only one year of formal schooling. He also worked as […]

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  • Mourning President Lincoln Along Broadway

    This is an updated re-posting of a piece originally penned by GVSHP staff member Drew Durniak. It was on April 14, 1865 that President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington. The event was the first assassination of […]

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  • Where Was Laura Keene’s Theatre?

    In remembering the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, the Merchant’s House Museum displayed a dress in the house that was worn by a member of the Tredwell family to an entertainment venue known as Laura Keene’s Theatre. In one of the pockets was a […]

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  • Lincoln and Memorial Day

    This post is the second in a three-part series about holidays held in the Village, a collaboration between GVSHP and the students in NYU’s Fall 2014 Intro to Public History course. In conjunction with the public program held on Wednesday, December 17th, each group was […]

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  • Mourning President Lincoln on Broadway

    It was almost 150 years ago this evening that President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by actor John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington. The event was the first assassination of an American president and sent shock waves throughout the nation. A period of […]

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  • President William McKinley Assassinated

    On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; he died eight days later. Both the man responsible for the assassination, and the man who assumed the presidency as a result, had some interesting connections to […]

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  • Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

    Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

    On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Serving as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861, until his assassination in 1865, Lincoln most famously preserved the Union through the Civil War and signed the Emancipation Proclamation in […]

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  • Today in 1860: Lincoln and the Village

    As I was considering a topic for last week’s Presidents’ Day post, I came across a great find from our nation’s past that took place right here in present-day NoHo. To my delight, the anniversary of this historic event was right around the corner, today […]

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