After carefully considering the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19): The General Society classes at the Mechanics Institute are currently on hold;  as are The General Society public lecture programs until we are instructed otherwise by the State and/or City of New York. The General Society Library and the John M. Mossman Lock Museum will remain closed for the time being. 

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