Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City

Event date: 
March 25th, 2014
Duration: 
58 minutes 35 seconds
Speaker: 
Robert A.M. Stern
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Renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern discusses the evolution of the planned garden suburb and the important lessons they hold for the future of our towns and cities.

Our Haggadah with Cokie and Steven Roberts

Event date: 
April 8th, 2014
Duration: 
57 minutes
Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Steven V. Roberts
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Acclaimed authors Cokie and Steven V. Roberts share their unique and personalized vision of the traditional Passover Haggadah, exploring their own family traditions, lessons they’ve learned as an interfaith couple, and inclusive Passover rituals.

Great Battles of the Civil War: Shiloh

Event date: 
April 3rd, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Leading Civil War historians discuss the two-day battle at Shiloh—from strategies to casualties, miracles to miscalculations.

The White House: Readers and Leaders of the West Wing

Event date: 
March 19th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Tevi Troy
Gil Troy
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From Jefferson to Lincoln and Bush to Obama, two renowned presidential historians provide an in-depth look into how media and literature have shaped the leadership styles and worldviews of our nation’s highest office.

The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

Event date: 
March 4th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Yuval Levin
William Kristol (moderator)
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Two experts explore the roots of American political order through the men who represented each side of the left/right debate at its outset—Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine—and consider how their views continue to shape our current political discourse.

Justice Thurgood Marshall

Event date: 
March 11th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 17 minutes
Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
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Randall Kennedy, a former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, offers an in-depth look at this monumental figure and his enduring legacy.

An Interview with Joseph Stiglitz

Event date: 
March 1st, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 29 minutes
Speaker: 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, explores theories of welfare economics and income and wealth distribution and considers how to ensure a more just and prosperous future.

The White House Series: First Mothers

Event date: 
February 26th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Cokie Roberts
Elizabeth Mehren
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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To celebrate the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913, experts discuss past First Mothers who have influenced a nation.

The U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the Media

Event date: 
February 22nd, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 29 minutes
Speaker: 
Kenji Yoshino
Robert Post
Linda Greenhouse
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Experts in constitutional law and legal history examine the interplay between the U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the media.

W.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight for Black Equality

Event date: 
February 19th, 2014
Duration: 
1 hour and 10 minutes
Speaker: 
David Levering Lewis
Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, discusses the life and long-lasting work of one of the most prominent civil rights activists of the early 20th century.

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