will begin his new role as President of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
. (Congratulations, Dad! I'm so proud of you.)
The General Society has been meeting regularly since 1785. They opened, and continue to operate, the second-oldest membership library in New York City. They also opened one of the city’s first free schools in 1820, and in 1858, after New York City founded its public school system, the society converted its school into a mechanics institute. The General Society has since offered tuition-free education to tens of thousands of women and men working in the trades.
The General Society also hosts a lecture series that is open to all. It features twenty-four thought-provoking lectures by master artisans and experts in New York City architecture, historic preservation, literature, labor, and urban history.
You can learn more about the General Society here
and support their great work here