Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait

Event date: 
November 8th, 2014
Speaker: 
Geoffrey C. Ward
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Filmmaker and author Geoffrey C. Ward offers a vivid portrait of the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Lincoln and the Power of the Press

Event date: 
November 5th, 2014
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Jonathan Alter (moderator)
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Historian Harold Holzer illuminates how Lincoln utilized the press to preserve the Union, abolish slavery, and shape the nation.

The Pilgrims

Event date: 
November 1st, 2014
Speaker: 
Ric Burns
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Highlighted with clips from his new documentary, celebrated filmmaker Ric Burns brings to life the story of the Pilgrims.

An Evening with Justice Ginsburg

Event date: 
October 29th, 2014
Speaker: 
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Abbe R. Gluck (moderator)
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In an intimate conversation, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the challenges and key moments of her accomplished career.

Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Event date: 
October 21st, 2014
Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
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Richard Brookhiser traces the trajectory of Lincoln’s career and private life and shows how, like Lincoln, we can engage with the Founders.

22 Lewd Chinese Women: A Trial Reenactment

Event date: 
October 18th, 2014
Speaker: 
Judge Denny Chin, Asian American Bar Association of New York
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Legal experts lead a trial re-enactment of the case of 22 Chinese women traveling alone from China who were deemed “lewd” in 1874 through narration, court proceedings, and historic photographs. Followed by an on-stage discussion.

An Evening with Nancy Kwan

Event date: 
October 15th, 2014
Speaker: 
Nancy Kwan
Susan Lacy (moderator)
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In an intimate conversation with acclaimed producer Susan Lacy, Nancy Kwan recounts the defining moments of her memorable career.

The Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution

Event date: 
October 8th, 2014
Speaker: 
Nick Bunker
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Author Nick Bunker examines the lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics that led to the Boston Tea Party and ultimately culminated in an all-out war for independence.

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

Event date: 
October 7th, 2014
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
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Historian James M. McPherson reexamines Jefferson Davis's military strengths.

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Event date: 
October 11th, 2014
Speaker: 
Joan Biskupic
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
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Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts explore how Associate Justice Sotomayor has challenged an institution and the societal differences she is making.

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