Sixty-five years ago today…

…the United Nations General Assembly came together for the first time in Flushing, Queens at what is now the Queens Museum.

At the first meeting, then-U.S. President Harry S. Truman delivered the opening address.

The Assembly utilized the space from 1946 to 1950, when construction was completed on the organization’s permanent Manhattan home.

Learn more about the history of the Queens Museum, and the renovations required to house the General Assembly on the Queens Museum website.



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