Founded on May 22, 1967, and newly revitalized under the management of the Museum of the City of New York, the South Street Seaport Museum is looking toward the future.
Three floors of galleries are now open with 16 historic and contemporary installations interweaving the city, the sea, and the Seaport neighborhood.
Also welcoming the public once again are the lightship Ambrose, schooner Pioneer —as well as the 19th-century letterpress print shop Bowne & Co., Stationers.
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