Nov 24, 2014
By Jane Brown
The New York Historical Society is creating a centre that will focus on women who played a crucial role in American history at the turn of the 20th century.
The Study of Women’s History is slated to open in December 2016.
It will be located in the renovated Center for the Study of American Culture.
The women’s centre will include permanent and temporary exhibition space and a 1,750-square-foot theatre.
A permanent exhibition will tell the story of the so-called Tiffany Girls. They were the women who designed and constructed most of the iconic stained-glass lamps. The exhibition will be drawn from the museum’s vast Tiffany collection.