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Future Lectures

SOME OF THE FUTURE LECTURES AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY Tuesday, June 15th at 6pm  In and of the Hand: Mechanisms of the Art with Sharon Suchma. In this lecture, Dr. Sharon Suchma, Art Historian,...

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General Society Library Celebrates 200 Years

November 25th, 2020 will be a very special occasion, as The General Society Library will celebrate its 200th Anniversary. This historic institution will mark two centuries of providing vital access to educational resources,...

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The Impact & Possibilities of Preservation – 6/22

The Impact & Possibilities of Preservation: Lessons from the Neighborhood Preservation Center.  Felicia Mayro, Preservationist. Board Chair, Neighborhood Preservation Center  Presented in Partnership with The New York Landmarks Conservancy  Introduction by Lisa Easton, Easton Architects, Curator of...

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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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Craftsmanship Awards Gala November 14, 2019

For more photos from the evening please click here Click here to view more about the Craftsmanship Awards Gala  The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen would like to thank our donors for...