After carefully considering the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19): The General Society has suspended classes at the Mechanics Institute until Monday, April 6th;  The General Society has suspended all public lecture programs for the time being; and The General Society Library and the John M Mossman Lock Museum will be closed for the time being.

If you would further information please email the General Society office at or call 212 840 1840 ext 2.