Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Home with Toni Morrison

Event date: 
April 11th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Toni Morrison
Bob Herbert (moderator)
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Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison discusses her latest novel, Home, which tells the story of a Korean War veteran who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars.

SYMPOSIUM: The Coming of World War II

Event date: 
November 3rd, 2012
Duration: 
2 hours 23 minutes
Speaker: 
John Maurer
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This two-lecture program feature John Maurer’s gripping account of the decisions and strategies that led to World War II, with a focus on FDR and Churchill. In the second lecture, Dominic Tierney explores the Spanish Civil War, a precursor to WWII, and America’s attitude towards that conflict.

Americans in Paris

Event date: 
October 25th, 2012
Duration: 
59 minutes 32 seconds
Speaker: 
Kati Marton
Adam Gopnik (moderator)
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Kati Marton and Adam Gopnik discuss the magic of Paris and their personal experience there, through the lens of Ms. Marton’s memoir Paris: A Love Story.

Three Days at Gettysburg

Event date: 
December 4th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Renowned Civil War historians James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer walk us step by step through the first half of the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that changed the course of American history forever.

Winter of the World

Event date: 
September 18th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Ken Follett
Charles Osgood (moderator)
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Bestselling author Ken Follett, in conversation with Charles Osgood, discusses his new book, Winter of the World, a tale of five families living through the upheaval of the 1930s and 1940s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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