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Mechanics Institute Programs

Mechanics Institute Programs In 1820, The General Society opened one of the City’s first free schools, as well as the Apprentices Library. The school, which became the Mechanics Institute in 1858, continues to...

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Mechanics Institute Fall 2022 Applications Available Now

Mechanics Institute is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester.  Please email admissions@generalsociety.org with the program of your choice for an application packet. Please note, all applicants must be currently employed in the...

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GSMT News Spring 2022

Click here to read the Spring 2022 Newsletter! We are grateful for your support of the programs of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.

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Spring 2022 Lectures

Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm – Before Central Park: A Fascinating Account of the History of Central Park (Online) Sara Cedar Miller, historian emerita of the Central Park Conservancy, will discuss her new book, Before...

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A New Museum Arrives at the General Society

A New Museum Graces Our Fourth Floor General Society Member and Master Plumber, Larry Weingarten, of Salinas, CA is co-author, with his wife, Suzanne, of The Water Heater Workbook. He has serviced and...

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General Society Library Celebrated 200 Years

Last year in November 2020, The General Society Library celebrated its 200th Anniversary. This historic institution marked two centuries of providing vital access to educational resources, special collections, historic archives and recreational reading...

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General Society Newsletter

The next issue of the GSMT News will be released in Spring 2022, in the meantime please enjoy last year’s Spring 2021 issue: Dear Friend of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen,...