PHYSICAL MATERIAL Any contributions regarding the history of Yorkville such as old programs, brochures, photos, letters, stories or anything one might consider “trash”could be turned into our “treasure. The historical exhibit is growing and lacks a lot of material depicting the high life experienced in the days when it flourished as a destination for world travelers visiting New York City.For example, so far no photos of the interior of the famous Jägerhaus have ever been found. There are now 20 panels with photos of establishments, streets, etc, displaying Yorkville life from the 1700s through the 1960s.Also included are panels telling of the Slocum Disaster.
VOLUNTEER When new material is researched and added to the exhibit, it is a tedious job and hands on help putting together new panels is sometimes needed.Someone preferably with artistic talents, who would be interested in helping curate further the project, would be welcome.
Also, when event featuring the exhibit/lecture is taking place, often help in setting up and taking it down would be useful, as well as administering to the attendees.
SHARE YOUR MEMORIES Share your memories whether they be stories of your life in Yorkville or photos of scenes, indoors or out;brochures, menus, advertisements, objects from the famous establishments such as the Lorele; theaters, the Café Hindenburg, or any of the dance halls, restaurants, bars, etc. If you have something you would like to contribute to the ongoing Exhibit, we can use laser copies of your originals, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DONATIONS The YKHS is not yet a 501c3 so we are not tax deductible, but we would be grateful for any contributions to help us maintain the website and material needed to continue building the Yorkville/Kleindeutschland Exhibit. We do however, have a bank account in the name of the Yorkville/Kleindeutschland Historical Society.