Founded in 1785 by the skilled craftsmen of the City, our organization continues to serve and improve the quality of life of the people of the City of New York.
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Andrew Scott Dolkart, Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Creation of New York’s Garment District. Tuesday, March 20th at 6.30 p.m. The General Society Landmarks Lectures are presented...
‘Memories and Monuments: Preservation in Practice at The Green-Wood Cemetery’. Neela K. Wickremesinghe, Manager of Restoration and Preservation, The Green-Wood Cemetery. Tuesday, March 27th AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY. The lecture starts at...
Please CLICK HERE to read the Spring 2018 Newsletter. We are grateful for your support of the programs of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York.
On Tuesday, November 14 at the 2017 Craftsmanship Awards Gala, we gathered in the historic General Society Library to celebrate the significant contributions of two New Yorkers to our City, both who have...
Mechanics Institute offers tuition-free educational programs to individuals in the building and construction industry.
Treasures from the General Society Collection are now available digitally thanks to "Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York"
The Board of Governors of The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen and the School Committee extend their Congratulations to the Mechanics Institute Class of 2017
2017 Mechanics Institute Graduation Ceremony Thursday, May 25, 2017 7 p.m. The General Society Library