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New-York Haunted Society: What should Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln be for Halloween? You Decide!

Last year, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln got in the spooky spirit of All Hallows’ Eve by donning costumes for the New-York Historical Society’s annual Halloween party. Douglass stood guard as a noble Jedi Knight on 77th Street and Lincoln greeted passersby as a heavyweight boxing champion on Central Park West. Dressing up was such […]

Blast from the Past: Letters of Appreciation

  I was taught very early the importance of writing a thank you letter. I must admit that in this age of instant communication I don’t always do so by mail…but I still value this art and try to adhere to it. A simple thank you letter really shows how much you value, not the […]

Say Hello to Abraham and Frederick!

  Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society—you should come and say hello to them! The statues were commissioned for the reopening of New-York Historical in November 2011 and are popular photography spots. These two men were both born in the early 1800s but grew up in different […]

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