“Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York”

Photograph: Courtesy New-York Hi
Tiffany, Young & Ellis pitcher
New-York Historical Society, Upper West Side Wednesday August 8 2012 10:00 - 18:00
Before people documented life-changing events in status updates, they marked noteworthy happenings in more tangible media, like precious metals. See 150 examples including items like Peter Stuyvesant’s 17th-century seal and a bulbous trophy awarded to Alan R. Hawley in 1910 upon setting the U.S. record for the longest hot-air balloon flight.
Venue name: New-York Historical Society
Contact:
Address: 170 Central Park West
New York
10024
Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu, Sat 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St