April 9, 2021
Normally, we assume there’s a grave beneath a cemetery marker, and that a real person, not a fictitious character, is buried there. However, at the...
February 8, 2021
Grandma’s wedding photo. Your third-grade report card. Learn the basics of document care and organization from Trinity Archivists Joe Lapinski and Marissa Maggs, who also host the popular video series, “Ask Trinity Archives.”
February 5, 2021
Paying rent to sit in a certain pew at church for a worship service may seem extremely strange nowadays. Yet there was a time when the practice was quite common.
January 20, 2021
A Presidential inauguration is a quadrennial event in the United States, sometimes, like this year, with a new president taking office; at other times...
December 23, 2020
Times Square in Midtown Manhattan has been the focus of New Year’s Eve for New Yorkers for more than a hundred years. For the century before that, the celebration was synonymous with Lower Manhattan, and Trinity Church Wall Street.
December 11, 2020
Trinity and Handel’s Messiah go back a long way together, 250 years to be exact, and the earliest performances came with colorful stories of people from the days when New York City was just a small village. Watch the latest episode of Ask Trinity Archives with archivists Joe Lapinski and Marissa Maggs.
November 20, 2020
Many people know the story of the death of Alexander Hamilton, fatally shot in 1804 in a duel with the Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr...
November 12, 2020
We are living through a time of diverging national narratives. How do we come to understand who we are as a country? Hear from Colin Woodard, author...
November 6, 2020
Most of us are certainly not trained archivists, yet we all tend to collect and save certain items that are important to our personal or family identity. So we can all benefit from expert advice on preserving those treasures. Watch the latest episode of Ask Trinity Archives with archivists Joe Lapinski and Marissa Maggs.
October 15, 2020
Does a device as simple to use and as ubiquitous as a scanner provide the path that brings historical artifacts into the digital age? Good question. The answer is more complicated than you might think. Watch the latest episode of Ask Trinity Archives with archivists Joe Lapinski and Marissa Maggs.