This summer, explore what it means to be American at our sixth annual teen-curated satellite exhibition on historic Governors Island. Showcasing reproductions of works of art and historic artifacts, galleries present the history of citizenship through the rights and responsibilities that have united Americans from disparate backgrounds across generations. Learn the importance of civic engagement—from grassroots strategies to the passing of Constitutional amendments—by considering the struggles Americans face to fully realize their rights.
This exhibition is curated and staffed by specially trained Teen Leader high school interns. Family friendly programs are offered every weekend at Building 18 in Nolan Park. Out of Many, One: American Civics and Citizenship is open to the public and free of charge for all.
The New-York Historical Society is grateful to the Pinkerton Foundation for its support of the Student Historian Program. Additional generous support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Ray Lent and Placer Partners.
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are supported by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.