from my Scrapbook. . .
A few weeks ago I met up with Allison Dolan and Diane Haddad from Family Tree Magazine at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City for The Genealogy Event, a three-day genealogy and DNA conference. It was a great chance to meet other genealogists and tour the historic Custom House building located at Battery Park. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the weekend --
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House on Bowling Green, built in 1906-07
near the site of the original Fort Amsterdam settlement. Now home of
The National Archives of New York City and the National Museum of the
Family Tree Magazine Editor Diane Haddad and Publisher Allison Dolan
at the Custom House. Sculpture by Daniel Chester French
representing the four continents of international commerce.
The Rotunda features a series of murals by Reginald Marsh depicting the shipping
activities he observed on New York's shores.
The panels are colorful and full of life.
One of my favorite panels. I love Lady Liberty viewing the City and harbor.
View from the second floor (location of the NARA research rooms)
of the colorful ceiling and beautiful lighting below.
NARA exhibit of the early log book showing the first custom payments
made at the building.
This map is made up of tiny thumbnail images of documents and photos held at
National Archives repositories throughout the nation. Very cool!
My walk through Battery Park included a view of the Statue of Liberty and
the tourist boat waiting to depart.