Harlem has always be a village of wealth. The Museum of the American Indian as it appeared shortly after completion in the 1920s site, 155th Street and Broadway.
The roots of the museum go back to the founder, George Gustav Heye, an engineer and banker who had a passion for things Indian though no Indian ancestry. Continue reading
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Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) the adopted son of railroad tycoon Collis Huntington, and the assistance of his wife Anna helped to influence and advance the field of Hispanic studies in the United States in founding the Hispanic Society of America and American Numismatic Society. Continue reading
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