Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

#FF — Best historical NEW YORK CITY follows!!

In honor of our New York City trip, I’m putting out the best history related New York Twitter follows!

I point out that our trip will have something of an immigration bias in its focus–did I mention we homeschool?–so, may of my contributions, here, are reflective of that preparation!  Commence singing in your best Sinatra impression, “New York…”

1.  @NYHistory

N-YHistoricalSociety
Really wish we had the time this trip! It was awful walking past it and not being able to stop!

2.  @StatueLibrtyNPS


Great trip! The teenager was especially moved listening to the immigrants share their first sightings of Lady Liberty.

3.  @EllisIslandNPS


This is a good follow if you’re interested in Ellis Island and immigration news.

4.  @metmuseum

metmuseum
Frequently tweeting profiles of the pieces in their vast collection!!

5. @tenementmuseum

tenement museum
Even better than Ellis Island for current immigration policy discussions and urban life.

6. @nypl

NY Public Library
News about libraries and gems from the collection!

7.  @AFBurialGrndNPS


Great resource for history of slaves and their progeny in this country!

8. @mocamuseum

Great museum about the Chinese experience in America! Worth the trip, follow for related news.

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