Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Researching the History of Your NYC Home with Philip Sutton, The New York Public Library

[LIVE STREAM] Researching the History of Your NYC Home with the NYPL

[LIVE STREAM] Researching the History of Your NYC Home with Philip Sutton, The New York Public Library

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST

Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there? What were their lives like? Explore how to research the history of your home and the people who owned and lived in it. Looking at censuses, local histories, land conveyances, photographs, newspapers available at the NYPL, and other NYC institutions, learn how to construct a narrative history of your home with reference librarian Philip Sutton. The program is moderated by Lauren Nechamkin, MOCA Director of Education.

Philip Sutton is a reference librarian at The New York Public Library Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy, where he also teaches and writes about genealogy and building history research. He regularly presents on the topic of genealogy and local history research at NYPL, and has spoken at conferences in NY and elsewhere. Sutton received the Jean M. Campbell Award for Excellence in Reference Service, 2017.

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During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we invite you to experience our content digitally and online through Digital Tours and Audio Guides, the Oral History Archive featuring video interviews from MOCA's Journey Wall collection, Collections Online with 35,000 digitized images from MOCA's archives, digital learning resources such as our new MOCA Heroes magazines, the My MOCA Story social media video series, MOCA Talks webcasts, and Listen With MOCA, our new website that tells the history of the Chinese in America through music, sound, playlists, and virtual cassettes.

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