This website was created to introduce you to the fascinating
and amazing subject of HISTORY through the discovery of primary sources.
At this site, you will have the opportunity to
become a historical detective who will reconstruct the story of a nineteenth-century community based
on clues recovered from the past.
In practicing the historians craft
by conducting a research project, you will develop the skills needed to collect, analyze, and interpret data so that you can draw your own conclusions about a place and time
period in New York Citys history.