Museum Open Monday

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

Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn: Gallery Tour 2

Speaker: 
Valerie Paley
Mon, December 12th, 2011 | 11:00 am

Event details

The new pathbreaking exhibition Revolution! compares three globally influential revolutions in America, France and Haiti. Join curator Valerie Paley for an exploration of the origins of the revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and self-rule. See the British Stamp Act that imposed the taxes that enraged colonial Americans, along with rare images from the first successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

George Washington’s New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan 1

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, October 1st, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

 

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Speaker: 
Gordon S. Wood
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Tue, November 29th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

 

Co-Sponsor

Carl Menges

Event details

More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most important event in our history. Professor Wood, in conversation with Richard Brookhiser, reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so essential.

American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Speaker: 
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight (moderator)
Thu, November 17th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

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The late 18th and early 19th centuries were a time of upheaval and revolution. In conjunction with the new exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies. How were these events related and what forces combined to effect so much social change in such a short span?

George Washington Night!

Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
David Hackett Fischer
Theodore J. Crackel
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
Tue, November 15th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out 

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There is no more iconic figure in American history than George Washington, our first president and most famous Founding Father. Come celebrate the grand reopening of the New-York Historical Society and its newly renovated theater at this in-depth discussion of Washington’s life with some of the nation’s most distinguished historians of the founding era.

Captain John Lamb’s New York Artillery Company (Continental)

History comes alive for the whole family! Please join us as re-enactment troops recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

Sat, April 14th, 2012 | 11:00 am

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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? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

11th Pennsylvania Regiment (Continental)

History comes alive for the whole family! Please join us as re-enactment troops recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

Sat, April 7th, 2012 | 11:00 am

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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? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America. Living History Days will feature appearances by troops of the Colonial, Loyalist, British and Hessian armies and, on select days, actors portraying Revolutionary heroes, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

3rd New Jersey Regiment (Continental)

History comes alive for the whole family! Please join us as re-enactment troops recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

Sat, March 31st, 2012 | 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? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

2nd New Jersey Regiment (Continental)

History comes alive for the whole family! Please join us as re-enactment troops recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

Sat, March 24th, 2012 | 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? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America.

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