October 5 - 14, 2001
The Gotham Center, in cooperation
with virtually every history-oriented institution in town, presented the
first Gotham History Festival a citywide celebration of New York
City's magnificent historical resources. It ran from October 5-14,
The festival began with a free weekend Conference (October
5-7) exploring New York City's past and its relation to the
present. This jamboree of over 100 panels, roundtables, exhibits,
film screenings and a book fair, was held at the City University
of New York's Graduate Center, in the magnificent old B. Altman
Building on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street.
Click here to see conference schedule.
Click here to read some conference papers.
Festival Events Around Town
Then the Festival moved out into the city where participating institutions
all around town - museums and historical societies, archives and libraries,
schools and colleges, preservation groups, neighborhood organizations
and walking tour companies -- are sponsoring over a hundred events (many
of them also free), including walks, talks, screenings and exhibitions,
in all five boroughs.
Sponsors and Staff
The Gotham History Festival has been made possible by mighty labor and
generous financial support.
Click here for a list of Staff, Sponsors, and Participants