New-York Historical Society, New York City — Events

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 am to 6 pm (8 pm Friday); Sunday 11 am to 5 pm ; closed Monday Phone: 212-873-3400 Online: www.nyhistory.org

Events

  • The Battles of Bull Run

    Mar 29, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds, Harold Holzer (moderator)

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Wed, March 29th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: The Union expected the 1861 Battle of Bull Run—the first major land battle of the American Civil War—to lead to a swift end to the conflict. Instead, it turned out to be a Confederate victory, a humiliation for the Union forces, and a harbinger of a longer war to come. In 1862, an even deadlier battle would take place on that very spot, resulting in another crushing defeat for the Union. Acclaimed historians of the era discuss these consequential battles.

    John F. Marszalek is William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the award-winning author of Lincoln and His Admirals. Harold Holzer (moderator), the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

    Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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  • Coney Island

    Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Barry Lewis

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thu, March 30th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: In conjunction with New-York Historical’s retrospective Tattooed New York, architectural historian Barry Lewis explores the development of New York’s entertainment hub, Coney Island—an epicenter of tattoo culture, particularly among stars of the famous Coney Island sideshows.

    Barry Lewis, an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum, is the former co-host of a popular walking tour series on PBS.

    Cost: $48 (Members $38)

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  • Moby Dick (1956)

    Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

    Featuring: Antonio Monda, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Fri, March 31st, 2017 | 7:00 pm

    Details: Justice in Film
    Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

    Moby Dick (1956)
    This cinematic adventure based on Herman Melville’s classic novel traces Captain Ahab’s mad, vengeful chase after a great white whale. Directed by John Huston. Starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Orson Welles. 116 min.

    Antonio Monda is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival. He teaches in the Film and Television Department at New York University. Ron Simon is Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College, where he teaches courses on the history of media. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.

    Cost: Included in admission.

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Mar 31, 2017 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Featuring: Laura Bochet, First Class Tattoo, Manhattan

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Fri, March 31st, 20172:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 1, 2017 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Featuring: Joy Rumore, Queens

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 1st, 201712:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • What Happens Next? How to Plan After the Loss of a Spouse

    Apr 3, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Featuring: Carole M. Bass, Nadine Gordon Lee, Jean Chatzky (moderator)

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Mon, April 3rd, 20176:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    Details: A thorough review of finances and legal matters with a team of advisors, including a lawyer and financial planner, should be undertaken after the loss of a spouse, either as a result of death or divorce. This program will explore the estate planning, premarital planning, and financial planning issues that require attention.

    Carole M. Bass is a partner in Moses & Singer’s Trusts and Estates and Matrimonial and Family Law practice groups. Nadine Gordon Lee is the Managing Director of The Colony Group’s Metro NY Offices and President of the Colony Family Office. Jean Chatzky (moderator), the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show, is an award-winning personal finance journalist, AARP’s personal finance ambassador, and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky on iTunes.

    Cost: Included in admission.

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  • The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution

    Apr 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Michael J. Klarman, Benno Schmidt (moderator)

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Tue, April 4th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: The Founding Fathers’ crowning accomplishment—the Constitution—is revered today as the touchstone of our democracy. Less widely known, however, is the extent to which the process of ratification represented a tumultuous and precarious battle between rivaling interests. In a dynamic conversation, experts present a new perspective on the Nation’s shaping.Michael J. Klarman is Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard University and author of The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. Benno Schmidt (moderator) is the former president of Yale University and the former dean of Columbia Law School.

    Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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  • Into the Deep: America, Whaling, and the World

    Apr 6, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Ric Burns

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thu, April 6th, 2017 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Details: Filmmaker Ric Burns presents his breathtaking historical documentary Into the Deep which traces the 300-year trajectory of the whaling industry—a major driver of early American commerce and culture—from its origins in 17th-century coastal New England to its demise following the Civil War. Join us for a talk featuring Ric Burns followed by a complete screening of the film.

    Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is the director of Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.

    Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 7, 2017 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Featuring: Rob Teron, Mobile Ink Tattoo, Bronx

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Fri, April 7th, 20172:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age

    Apr 8, 2017 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Jeremy Black

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 8th, 2017 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Details: 9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast9:30–11 am: Program

    In 1917, the rising global tensions caused by the First World War culminated in the entrance of the U.S. into the conflict and the eruption of the Russian Revolution. In commemoration of the centennial of these tumultuous events, historian Jeremy Black illuminates the world leaders who reshaped the global landscape—including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Vladimir Lenin—and reveals how the Great War ushered in the birth of the modern age and foreshadowed an even greater conflict to come.

    Jeremy Black, Professor of History at University of Exeter, is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the author of over 100 books.

    Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is the director of Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.

    Cost: $48 (Members $38)

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 8, 2017 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Featuring: Laura Martinez, Fleur Noire, Brooklyn

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 8th, 201712:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • The Great War Screening and Panel Discussion

    Apr 8, 2017 7:00 pm

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 8th, 2017 | 7:00 pm

    Details: Join us for a special preview of the upcoming miniseries The Great War from PBS’s American Experience. ​The  screening will be followed by a discussion with producer and director​​  Amanda Pollak, author Richard Rubin, and historian Dr. Chad Williams, moderated by National WWI Centennial Commissioner Dr. Libby O’Connell.

    The Great War tells the rich and complex story of WWI through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators, and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American code-talkers, and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

    The miniseries will premiere on April 10, 11, and 12, on Thirteen/WNET and PBS stations nationwide.

    Cost: Free, RSVP to koconnor@nyhistory.org

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  • Leaders in War: Admiral Lord Nelson

    Apr 12, 2017 6:30 pm

    Distinguished Lehrman Fellow at N-YHS Lecture

    Featuring: Andrew Roberts

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Wed, April 12th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: Admiral Lord Nelson was arguably Britain’s greatest naval hero and the victor of many battles against Napoleonic France—especially that of Trafalgar, in which he died in October 1805. His tactic of constant aggression, regardless of numbers, was as controversial as his love life with the beautiful, married Emma, Lady Hamilton. Historian Andrew Roberts explores Horatio Nelson’s life and leadership.

    Andrew Roberts, Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London, is the author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941–1945.

    Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is the director of Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.

    Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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  • An Evening with Eric Foner

    Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm

    Featuring: Eric Foner, David M. Rubenstein (moderator)

     

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thu, April 13th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: Join us for an evening with one of the country’s most prominent historians, Eric Foner, discussing his illustrious career including his work on American icons such as Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln. In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by David M. Rubenstein, Eric Foner covers his substantial scholarship on the Civil War, slavery, and 19th-century America.

    Eric Foner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. David M. Rubenstein (moderator), an American philanthropist, is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.

    Cost: $38 (Members $24)

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 14, 2017 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Featuring: Baud Nach, Fleur Noire, Brooklyn

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Fri, April 14th, 20172:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 15, 2017 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Featuring: Victor Webster, East River Tattoo

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 15th, 201712:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • Highlights of New-York Historical’s New Fourth Floor: Center for Women’s History

    Apr 17, 2017 11:00 am

    Featuring: Valerie Paley

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Mon, April 17th, 2017 | 11:00 am

    Details: Join us for an in-depth look at New-York Historical’s new Center for Women’s History and discover how women across the spectrum of race, class, and culture exercised power and brought about change.

    Valerie Paley is Vice President, Chief Historian, and Dean of Scholarly Programs at New-York Historical and Director of the Museum’s Center for Women’s History.

    Cost: $38 (Members $24)

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  • Sherman vs. Johnston: The Last Surrender

    Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds, Harold Holzer (moderator)

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Tue, April 18th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: Just three weeks after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox and two weeks after Booth killed Lincoln in Washington, General Joseph Johnston surrendered the rest of the Confederate army to William Tecumseh Sherman at Greensboro, NC. But Union officials rejected Sherman’s over-generous terms—a move that undermined the newly restored peace and threatened to reignite the Civil War. Experts discuss the consequences of this pivotal moment.

    John F. Marszalek is William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the award-winning author of Lincoln and His Admirals. Harold Holzer (moderator), the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

    Cost: $44 (Members $32)

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  • Marshall: An American Life

    Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Josiah Bunting III

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thu, April 20th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: How did the United States Army Chief of Staff under Harry Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt—the man Winston Churchill dubbed “the Organizer of Victory”—develop his impeccable leadership qualities? In a story of bravery, pragmatism, and discipline, Josiah Bunting reveals the character of one of history’s most revered generals, George C. Marshall, uncovering the General’s role in cultivating a generation of leaders dedicated to public service and commitment to their country.

    Josiah Bunting III, the former president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, is the author of Marshall: An American Life.

    Cost: $38 (Members $24)

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  • Highlights of New-York Historical’s New Fourth Floor: Tiffany Gallery

    Apr 24, 2017 11:00 am

    Featuring: Margi Hofer

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Mon, April 24th, 2017 | 11:00 am

    CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line the morning of the program.

    Details: Explore New-York Historical’s brand-new Tiffany Gallery, which showcases 100 lamps from the Museum’s collection. This immersive display illuminates the important contributions made by head designer Clara Driscoll (1861-1944) and the uncredited “Tiffany Girls” who worked in her Women’s Glass Cutting Department.

    Margi Hofer is New-York Historical’s Vice President and Director of the Museum.

    Cost: $38 (Members $24)

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  • Dolley Madison and the White House

    Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Carol Berkin, Cokie Roberts

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Wed, April 26th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: With an unprecedented combination of social grace and political savvy, Dolley Madison revolutionized the role of First Lady and became a vital asset to her husband’s administration, gaining widespread popularity for instituting an inaugural ball, currying the favor of electoral voters in Washington, and responding with fierce patriotism to the War of 1812. In conjunction with the exhibition Saving Washington, experts reveal the groundbreaking story of this American icon and her influence on the presidency.

    Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College. Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR and the author of Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.

    Cost: $48 (Members $38)

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  • Gracie Mansion and New York Homes of the Early Republic

    Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm

    Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

    Featuring: Barry Lewis

    Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thu, April 27th, 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Details: In celebration of the 75th anniversary of historic Gracie Mansion serving as New York’s “Little White House,” architectural historian Barry Lewis delves into the fascinating story behind the generation of New York homes built during the Early Republic. Dubbed “Federal” in honor of the new national government, light-filled New York-area homes, including the early 19th-century Boscobel and Hamilton Grange, ushered in a new era of remarkably modern design.

    Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th century.

    Cost: $48 (Members $38)

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 28, 2017 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Featuring: Angelo Saracina, Fineline Tattoo, Manhattan

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Fri, April 28th, 20172:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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  • Tattooed LIVE!

    Apr 29, 2017 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Featuring: Johnny Ford, North Crown Tattoo NJ

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Sat, April 29th, 201712:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Details: Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York, most Fridays (2 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm to 6 pm) at the Museum.

    Viewing the tattoo demos is free with Museum Admission. Tattoo demonstration times are subject to change; peak times for viewing are 4 pm to 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays. Visit Facebook for updated times and information.

    Cost: Free, included with admission

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Tours

  • Docent Led Gallery Tour of The First Jewish Americans

    December 1, 2016 – December 1, 2016

    Where: New-York Historical Society11-rebecca-gratz_smaller_ts

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | 3:00 pm

    Details: How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Dive deep into the story of the first Jewish Americans on a special docent-led tour of our exhibition, The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World. Exploring the exhibition’s portraits, documents, manuscripts, ritual objects, and much more, this tour illuminates the stories behind centuries-old objects, some exceptionally rare and on display to the public for the first time.

    Cost: $25 (Members $5)

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  • Docent Led Gallery Tour of Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

    December 6, 2016 – December 6, 2016

    Where: New-York Historical Societyexhibitionpage_he2016-17_slide_c-1_ts_0

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | 3:00 pm

    Celebrate the holidays in a wondrous winter wonderland! Join us on a docent-led tour to discover our spectacular exhibition of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and toys, owned by New-York Historical. The dynamic display appeals to all ages, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era.

    Cost: $25 (Members $5)

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  • The Battle of Brooklyn Gallery Tour

    December 5, 2016 – December 5, 2016

    Featuring: Jean Ashtonashton-jeanc

    Where: New-York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Monday, December 5th, 2016 | 11:00 am

    On August 27, 1776, on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, George Washington and his rag-tag troop of untrained soldiers were ingloriously defeated by the Royal Army. Explore the infamous battle that both threatened and abetted the outcome of the war for American independence.

    Jean Ashton is New-York Historical’s senior director, resources and programs, and library director emerita. She is a co-curator of The Battle of Brooklyn.

    Cost: $38 (Members $24)

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  • Docent Led Gallery Tour of Alexander Hamilton: The Untold Story

    December 3, 2016 – December 3, 2016

    Where: New-York Historical Societyhamilton-portrait-1_4

    170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

    When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 | 3:00 pm

    Everyone is fascinated by Alexander Hamilton, but who was he really? On a docent-led tour of the Museum, visitors can discern fact from myth surrounding the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton Tours will acquaint visitors with an in-depth portrayal of a statesman and visionary through an exploration of objects from the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection and documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.

    Cost: $25 ($5 for members)

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  • Meet the Author: Weekly Book Events

    The New-York Historical Society regularly plays host to the most eminent historians, writers and thinkers in the nation.

    The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to produce a wide array of extraordinary lectures, conversations, and a new classic film series featuring notable writers, thinkers, and history makers. Our programs focus on history, politics, and current affairs, in addition to a variety of other topics.

    Click on the program titles below for more information about each event. For more information about public programs and ticketing, please call (212) 485-9268.

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  • Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday • 10am-6pm

    Where: New York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024 • Phone (212) 873-3400 • nyhistory.org

    Museum & Museum Store Hours

    • Monday CLOSED
    • Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
    • Friday 10 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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  • Little New-Yorkers • Tuesday + Friday, 3:30

    Little-NY-110112-WrWhere: New York Historical Society

    170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024

    Phone (212) 873-3400 • nyhistory.org

    When: Tuesday and Friday, 3:30 p.m. Each class will include time with historic toys, a special Little New Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

    Fees: Free with museum admission.