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Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical through digital audio and video resources to learn about the past and engage with your community.

Fun Facts

What is the New-York Historical Society and why is New-York hyphenated?

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It’s probably the most common question we get—why the heck is there a hyphen in our name? Watch our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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