Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Do You Have to Be a Musician to Join the Harmonie Club?

 The German word "harmonie" in the club's title does not refer to musical harmony. Founded in 1852 by German Jews who were refused admission to private clubs in New York City, the club was known as Gesellschaft Harmonie, loosely translated as "a harmonious company or party" until 1893. From its start the club extended membership to both Jews and non-Jews of German descent.

Creative: Tronvig Group