Publication Date

November 20, 2014

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Washing Day. 1900 by Detroit Photography. Photo courtesy of trialsanderrors, CC BY 2.0

New York is one of the world’s great iconic cities, with a rich and diverse history and a vibrant cultural landscape. While you are at the meeting, don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about its history, either by attending sessions or by participating in the organized tours.

Sessions on the program focus on New York’s place in the Atlantic world, and the history of urban life, labor, race, and gender. Highlights include the plenary, The New York Public Library Controversy and the Future of the American Research Library; and the offsite session and tour at the New-York Historical Society. The Roundtable on Immigration and Global Migration in Public History and the Academy will be followed by a tour of the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion, Inclusion.

Here are some other New York sessions of interest:

Friday, January 2

Saturday, January 3

Sunday, January 4

Monday, January 5


Take a break from the conference halls and explore the history of the city on one of our specially arranged tours. The Local Arrangements committee has organized 29 fascinating tours that take you off the tourist trail and bring a unique perspective to the history and culture of this great city. Why not explore a neighborhood or visit a museum and hear from an expert in the company of your fellow historians?

Find out more about Greenwich Village, or Harlem and the Bronx; discover the story of The Restaurants of Madison Square Park, 1859-2014 or experience New York’s most magnificent and historic 478 acres on the Green-Wood Cemetery Tour. The Museum of the City of New York is offering a variety of staff-led tours as well, including Gilded New York and The Theater Collection.

Find more ideas on interesting neighborhoods, museums, and historic sites to visit in the Local Arrangements Committee’s e-book, The Annual Meeting Almanack [coming soon on the AHA website]. In the meantime, see our annual meeting guides.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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