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Gotham History Festival 2001

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, 2001.

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


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