The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office and the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, Presentation and Interview: “The Historian as Activist: One Man’s Struggle to Rescue a Forgotten Civic Hero from Obscurity and Disgrace”

  • 10 Oct 2012
  • 6:30 PM
  • General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Ground floor, New York, NY
The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office, the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, and the New York Preservation Archive Project, Presentation and Interview:

“The Historian as Activist: One Man’s Struggle to Rescue a Forgotten Civic Hero from Obscurity and Disgrace”


Wednesday, October 10, 6:3o p.m.

Andrew H. Green, a monumental nineteenth century city planner, reformer and historic preservationist – and the mastermind behind the 1898 consolidation of the five boroughs – easily qualifies as one of New York City’s most influential civic leaders. Yet until recently he was utterly forgotten, even by most Gotham historians. A decade ago Michael Miscione, a television producer-turned-historical activist, set out to change that. In a one-on-one interview, Mr. Miscione will describe his tactics, recount his successes (and failures), and tell how his one-man campaign rescued Mr. Green from oblivion. Mr. Miscione, who was appointed Manhattan Borough Historian in 2006 thanks largely to his work for Mr. Green, will share his advice with other would-be historical activists and take questions from the audience.

Location: General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Ground floor, New York, NY 

No RSVP required. More information is available
on the General Society Library website-
http://www.generalsociety.org/Newsflash/michael-miscione-borough-historian-lectures-on-the-battle-to-bind-the-boroughs.html

This event is part of 2012 New York Archives Week.
See the 2012 New York Archives Week Calendar for additional programs and more information.

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