From The Jody Kriss Blog: 4 Historic NYC Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List (Part 3)
3. The New York Historical Society MuseumThe New York Historical Society is the oldest museum in all of New York, founded in 1804. However its early days were difficult. The museum moved around a lot and even had to mortgage some of its books to make ends meet in the early 1800s. In 1902, construction on its eighth home at 170 Central Park West in Manhattan began and it opened on that site in 1908. Today, it hosts over 1.6 million pieces and has one of the greatest collections around.