Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Beer Appreciation Night: The History and Renaissance of American Brewing

Event date: 
July 10th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Garrett Oliver
Steve Hindy
Debra Schmidt Bach
Nina Nazionale
Gabrielle Langholtz (moderator)
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Panelists discuss the history of American brewing in New York City, home to more than 100 breweries a century ago.

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Lincoln and Davis: Commanders-in-Chief

Event date: 
May 31st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 7 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
William C. Davis
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Renowned Civil War historians explore one of the great mysteries of American history: why the militarily experienced Jefferson Davis faltered while the untested Abraham Lincoln triumphed.

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Freedom’s Forge: American Business and World War II

Event date: 
May 22nd, 2012
Duration: 
53 minutes 8 seconds
Speaker: 
Arthur Herman
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In a special program presented at the ‘21’ Club, historian Arthur Herman discusses how two extraordinary businessmen propelled the Allies to victory in World War II by transforming America’s army into a global force and laying the foundation for a new industrial America.

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The True Gold Standard

Event date: 
May 17th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 58 seconds
Speaker: 
James Grant
Lewis E. Lehrman
Edward Chancellor (moderator)
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Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.

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When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Event date: 
April 18th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 8 minutes
Speaker: 
Jonathan Sarna
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Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.

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The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

Event date: 
April 12th, 2012
Duration: 
56 minutes 23 seconds
Speaker: 
Daniel J. Sharfstein
Brent Staples (moderator)
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Daniel J. Sharfstein, in conversation with Brent Staples, unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are.

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The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food

Event date: 
April 3rd, 2012
Duration: 
51 minutes 30 seconds
Speaker: 
Adam Gopnik
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Adam Gopnik takes the audience on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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Conquered into Liberty

Event date: 
March 29th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 48 seconds
Speaker: 
Eliot A. Cohen
Josiah Bunting III (moderator)
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Eliot A. Cohen and Josiah Bunting III tell the story of how woodland skirmishes and massacres, frontal assaults, and shadowy covert actions shaped America’s approach to geopolitics and war.

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Will China Take Over the World?

Event date: 
February 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 1 minute
Speaker: 
Sebastian Mallaby
Steven Rattner
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
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Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.

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The Draft Riots, Part II

Event date: 
March 15th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 9 minutes
Speaker: 
Edna Greene Medford
Carla Peterson
Barnet Schecter
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Four experts examine the causes of the Civil War Draft Riots of 1863, its sickening violence, and the enduring legacy it left on New York.

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