Souvenir program for GSMT's Founders Day celebration activities, marking the founding of the society on November 17, 1785. 22 Mechanics and Tradesmen from various trades came together and called themselves 'The General Committee of Mechanics'. The name General Society for Mechanics and Tradesmen was used as early as 1786 and was officially adopted when the Charter was granted in 1790. The celebration was held on November 14, 1980 at Terrace on the Park in Queens, New York.
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Digitized by the Metropolitan New York Library Council as part of the Culture In Transit project, funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Item number 76
1 souvenir program ; 17.5cm x 14cm
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Industry and Culture Collection