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Frances Perkins: From Greenwich Village to the White House

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District in 2019. Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  In 1909, Frances Perkins was living in Greenwich Village and …

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Third Street Music School’s Long Journey to 11th Street

The Third Street Music School Settlement was founded by Emilie A. Wagner as the Music School Settlement with just 10 students in 1894. How they made the long journey to their current home on East 11th Street, and to serving …

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Amelia Earhart: Aviatrix, Feminist Fashionista, Villager

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  Aviatrix Amelia Earhart is a household name for shattering a record-breaking 18,415-foot glass ceiling …

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Happy Chanukah from the Village – Celebrating Through History!

I was holiday shopping at my local bookstore and was delighted to encounter Emily Jenkins’ “All of a Kind Family Hanukkah.” In the book, a Jewish immigrant family prepares for Chanukah in their Lower East Side Tenement in 1912. The …

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Christodora House: A leader in the settlement house movement

The Villages and Noho have long been recognized a breeding ground of activity around civil rights and social justice — a fact GVSHP has recently sought to highlight with our own civil rights and social justice map of the Village, East …

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Greenwich House: a settlement house past and present

Founded 111 years ago by reformer Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, Greenwich House began as a place to help improve the lives of the expanding immigrant populations in the neighborhood. While times have changed, Greenwich House continues to serve seniors, children, and …

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