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December 18, 2006

New York Historical Society to Offer Fully Accessible Exhibition

From: N-YHS - Dec 18, 2006

The New-York Historical Society, the city’s first museum and cultural institution, has also become the first museum in New York City to make an exhibition fully accessible to people with hearing loss. The Society has introduced new technology in its latest exhibition New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War, a bold look at New York’s contradictory role as both a major center of the nation’s abolitionist movement and a virtual “Capital of the South.” The exhibit will be open through September 3, 2007.

All of the videos in New York Divided have captioning and are hearing aid compatible via an induction loop system. This technology will now also be offered in Temple Emanu-El’s main sanctuary/chapel and MOMA’s classroom and theater. Now those with hearing loss who attend the museum can hear the videos' information directly through their hearing aids without having to wear any cumbersome devices around their neck.

For more information on the N-YHS’ accessibility, please visit our website or contact me at 212-873-3400, x365.

Best regards,
Rachel Bonsignore

N-YHS Presents:

New York Divided; Slavery and the Civil War - November 17, 2006 to September 3, 2007

Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery - June 16, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Elegy in the Dust: September 11 and the Chelsea Jeans Memorial - August 25, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Suspicious Truths: Politics and the Press in American History - September 19, 2006 to December 17, 2006