Spring is here! As the weather continues to get warmer and you start to spend your weekends adventuring without fear of snow, there are marvels to behold without traveling too far. In New York City, there are a number of attractions, but not all of them have a history like that of The Morgan Library & Museum. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, this respectable establishment houses more than just books. A collection of music manuscripts, Americana and much more, this complex of buildings has been open to the public for nearly 100 years.
In 1924 J. P. Morgan, Jr. gave his father’s extraordinary library to the public. The most influential financier in this country’s history, Pierpont Morgan was also a voracious collector. He bought on an astonishing scale, collecting art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts that are the core of The Morgan Library & Museum’s holdings.
So go, grab your friends, take your family! Take a drive or hop on a train and visit this historical collection. You never know when inspiration will strike.