Special Summer Offerings

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

Event date: 
June 10th, 2014
Speaker: 
Fred Kaplan
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Drawing on unpublished archival material, biographer Fred Kaplan shines new light on John Quincy Adams and the legacy of this visionary leader.

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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Event date: 
June 7th, 2014
Speaker: 
Craig L. Symonds
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One of the greatest naval historians of our time sheds light on the remarkable but little-known naval arm of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944—Operation Neptune—the largest seaborne military assault in history.

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The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy—Part 2

Event date: 
June 28th, 2014
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses why the controversial and deadly campaign of the Allied forces through Sicily and the Italian peninsula was essential to the liberation of Europe.

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The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy—Part 1

Event date: 
June 28th, 2014
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses why the controversial and deadly campaign of the Allied forces through Sicily and the Italian peninsula was essential to the liberation of Europe.

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Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Event date: 
May 27th, 2014
Speaker: 
Michael Korda
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Bestselling author Michael Korda explores Robert E. Lee, the compelling figure, who, as the leading Confederate General, provided the Union with a most fierce adversary.

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