Located just south of the behemoth American Museum of Natural History The New York Historical Society mounts small scale exhibits highlighting targeted areas of New York. Most recently there was an exhibit of photographs of the changing face of Harlem, an exhibit of New York silver & another of beer breweries in New York. The Harlem exhibit was poorly curated. It was difficult to determine when certain pictures were taken. There was an excellent exhibit about Smallpox vaccinations in New York.
The museum's fourth floor, The Luce Center, felt like a walk through the museum's back rooms with just a few objects identified. The handout picked up at the front desk says that additional information can be found via your smartphone. Not everyone has a smartphone. Who made the decision to disseminate information via technology not all visitors have access to? The collection is extensive too bad it is not displayed well.
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