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    LPC Launches Seneca Village Unearthed

    Seneca Village, located in what is now Central Park, was once the largest community of free African-American landowners. Through this online exhibit and collection, the general public will for the first time have access to nearly 300 artifacts and get ...

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    02.20.2020

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    Thankful every day for our volunteers!

    Happy International Volunteers Day! We are thankful every day for our volunteers, especially John Yarmick and Carol S. Weed at the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A Rothschild Research Center, who are very helpful and always of good cheer!  ...

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    12.06.2019

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    New Seneca Village Exhibit!

      The Central Park Conservancy has installed a temporary outdoor exhibit in Central Park to help visitors discover Seneca Village.  For more information about the exhibit click here. 

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    10.23.2019

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    Happy National Punch Day!

    Happy National Punch Day!   This large painted pearlware bowl was used as a vessel for serving punch. Punch was a popular beverage during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the time period when this bowl was manufactured. Although ...

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    09.20.2019

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    Happy Uncommon Musical Instrument Day!

    Today we are celebrating Uncommon Musical Instrument Day! This hand-crafted whistle was fashioned from the stem of a discarded clay smoking pipe. The crude carved hole displayed on the stem’s body allowed for airflow through the bore hole and ...

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    07.31.2019

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    Happy Hairstylists Appreciation Day!

    In honor of Hairstylists Appreciation Day, here's some trivia about an aritfact from the Archaeological Repository. My other half is missing, but is a mirror image. I am made of clay and aspire to give spirals and shape to the ...

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    04.25.2019

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  • MAS tour may 3 2019

    2019 Jane's Walk NYC Tour

    The Repository is open for two tours on May 3 as part of Jane's Walk.  Please note that space is very limited and advance registriation is required.  Please see this to register. 

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    04.17.2019

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    Thomas Commeraw artifact now curated by the NYC Archaeological Repository

    LPC tweets about a stoneware jar fragment that was the work of Thomas Commeraw, one of more than 7,000 free black people living in New York City in the early 1800s. The artifact is now curated at the New ...

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    02.28.2019

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    Ceramics in America

    Meta Janowitz and Diana Wall, two distinguished Historical Archaeologists, published an article in Ceramics in America edited by Robert Hunter called, "New York, New York," featuring significant artifacts from the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A Rothschild Research Center's ...

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    02.26.2019

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    Tracy Molis: "Eclipsing, Your Lips Sing, Incandescent"

    Tracy Molis' debut solo exhibition at the Kai Matsumiya gallery includes her rendering of this Turkish-style decorated smoking pipe from the Stadt Huys project. The pipe dates from the 19th century. For more information about smoking pipes, please see ...

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    11.14.2018

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    LPC Releases new Guidelines for Archaeological Work in NYC

    NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the release of new Guidelines for Archaeological Work in New York City. These new guidelines, revised to reflect changes in state and federal regulations, as well as ...

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    10.04.2018

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    Riverside Project Archaeology Exhibit is now open!

    Archaeology was completed as part of the construction of 21 West End under the oversight of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The project documented the transformation of the site from an isolated farm to an industrial neighborhood. The exhibit includes a ...

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    02.06.2018

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    New Amsterdam Stories Launched!

    Artifacts from the Lovelace Tavern, Stadt Huys Project, are included as part of New Amsterdam Stories which is a project to digitize and make 17th-century records related to New Amsterdam accessible.  It is a project of NYC Department of ...

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    12.01.2017

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    2017 Preservation Award

    The New York Preservation Archive Project honored the Durst family with a 2017 Preservation Award in part for their support of the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center.  

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    10.31.2017

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  • Linn class sept 2017

    Bard Graduate Center Class, "Excavating the Empire City: An Introduction to the Historical Archaeology of New York City," comes to the Repository

    Dr. Meredith Linn and her Bard Graduate Center class came to the repository this September to chose objects to research.  

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    09.15.2017

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    Columbia University, "Science and Art in Archaeological Illustration," class

    This 2017 spring semeter class focused on illustrations of artifacts including materials from the repository.  For more information please see this story.  Please check back to see an on-line exhibition featuring some of their work such as the work shown in ...

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    05.11.2017

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  • PANYC Talk Apr 2017

    Keeping Up with the Times: Technology in Archaeology

    The Thirty-seventh annual PANYC Public Program will be held at the Museum of the City of New York on April 30, 2017 and will include a talk, "Inside the NYC Archaeological Repository: The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center and Website, ...

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    04.28.2017

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  • Transferware Teapot from Seneca Village

    The Seneca Village Collection is now at the Repository!

    Seneca Village was once the largest community of free African-American property owners in mid-19th century New York.  It was first settled in the 1820s and by the 1850s the community included over 250 people who were primarily of African ancestry. ...

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    02.07.2017

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  • Barnard College Feb 1 2017 Visit

    Barnard College, "Excavating the Empire City Seminar," comes for a visit

    The repository is delighted to host university classes and recently welcomed Professor Meredith Linn's class to share artifacts that relate to their studies.

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    02.01.2017

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    Artifacts from the Center's Collections are now on view

    Artifacts from the Center's collections, including this tile, are now on display at the Museum of the City of New York as part of their New York at its Core and Activist New York exhibits. Please go see them!

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    11.18.2016

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    Winner of “The Best of NYC” Excellence in Technology 2016 award – Best External Application

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission is pleased to announce that on November 14, 2016, this website was awarded the “The Best of NYC” Excellence in Technology award – Best External Application.  The award is given annually for exceptional performance, dedication ...

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    11.15.2016

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  • October 5, 2016 Launch

    New York City Launches Innovative Archaeology Initiatives

    Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches The Nan A. Rothschild Research Center and Website for NYC’s Archaeological Collections; Announces Partnership with The Durst Organization, Iron Mountain Incorporated, and Museum of the City of New York The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission ...

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    10.06.2016

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    Photos from the October 5, 2016 Dedication and Website Launch

    Photographs from the October 5, 2016 Dedication and Website Launch:

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    10.05.2016

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