Where the Past Informs the Future
Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city,
educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its
heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects
the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of
New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school
and public programs, publications, and collections.