Way Back Wednesday

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Taming the Wild October 8, 1937

Anna Hyatt Huntington’s statue “Conquering the Wild” at night on October 8, 1937, before the fence was put around it.  The monument is dedicated to Collis Potter Huntington and features a young man taming a horse on top.  Around the sides are four seated men representing Art, Learning, Science and Industry.

This image shows our small craft exhibition in the courtyard in the late 50’s.  For a long time the courtyard was our best area to display boats as it was such a large are.  Now we have the wonderful International Small Craft Center, a large building just for our boats.   Read more

General Slocum in Powerships

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I am very excited to announce that the article I had created earlier this year about the coin from the General Slocum that was donated to us has been published by the Steamship Historical Society of America’s publication, Powerships.  I am now a published author, woohoo!!  But truly, the tale of General Slocum is a very powerful story and the layout in the magazine is great.  So if anyone is interested in reading it, you can purchase a copy here:  http://sshsa.org/ship_store/powerships_steamboat.html