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.

Nueva York (1613–1945)

Nueva York (1613 – 1945) explores how New York's long and deep involvement with Spain and Latin America has affected virtually every aspect of the city's development, from commerce, manufacturing and transportation to communications, entertainment and the arts. Bringing together New York's oldest museum (New-York Historical Society) and its leading Latino cultural institution (El Museo del Barrio), Nueva York spans more than three centuries of history: from the founding of New Amsterdam in the 1600s to the present day, as represented by a specially commissioned documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns.

Citizen Founders: Ratification, the People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788

Speaker: 
Pauline Maier
Jack Rakove
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tue, November 9th, 2010 | 6:30 pm

Event Details

The American Constitution is our nation's most important document and the battle to ratify it was a crucial turning point in American history. Three experts recall a nearly 225-year-old debate that raged in homes, taverns, and convention halls across the new nation and discuss the key players who fought for and against ratification.

Notes on the State of Virginia

Title
Notes on the State of Virginia
Date 
1785
Medium 
Book
Description 
Thomas Jefferson’s copy of Notes on the State of Virginia, his only book, inscribed to the Abbé Morellet, and used by the latter to make the first French translation.
Credit Line 
Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Member's desk from Federal Hall

Title
Member's desk from Federal Hall
Date 
ca. 1788
Medium 
Mahogany
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Corporation of the City of New York
Object Number 
1837.4
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Common Sense

Title
Common Sense
Date 
1776
Medium 
Paper pamphlet
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Napoleon's authorization for the sale of the Louisiana Territory

Title
Napoleon's authorization for the sale of the Louisiana Territory
Date 
April 24, 1803
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Negro Life at the South

Title
Negro Life at the South
Date 
1859
Medium 
Oil on linen
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection
Object Number 
S-225
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Princess Elizabeth in the Tower

Title
Princess Elizabeth in the Tower
Date 
1860
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection
Object Number 
S-187
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

The Window (later known as A Window, House on Hudson River)

Title
The Window (later known as A Window, House on Hudson River)
Date 
1863
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection
Object Number 
S-71
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

New-York Historical Society Grand Re-opening Weekend Celebration (Friday)

Celebrate the New-York Historical Society's Grand Reopening with George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette, the 1st New York Regiment and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.

Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 11:00 am

Event details

History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Do you want to know what life was like in the 18th century?

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