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:|
170 Central Park West
|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|