Brief Documentary Exclusively in New York Sports Museum


  Midtown Manhattan | August 16, 1954

THE TURNVEREIN

Midtown Manhattan is the birthplace of interscholastic sports competition and leagues. These developments were triggered by Turners, Germanic immigrants who arrived in New York in and around 1848.

The Turners introduced a venue with athletic equipment known as a turnverein (German for "gymnastics club"). More were built, igniting a sports participation movement.

This mini-documentary is associated with a incident that occurred in 1863 at a Fifth Avenue address on the tour route.