Living History Days: Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration (Saturday)

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, Infanterie Regiment von Donop and the New Jersey Militia, Heard's Brigade.

Sat, November 26th, 2011 | 10:00 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: Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration (Friday)

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette, the 1st New York Regiment and Infanterie Regiment von Donop

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | 10:00 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? On November 25th, meet key players of the American Revolution, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. Members of the 1st New York Regiment will fill the halls with period music throughout the day. Living History Days are produced in conjunction with the exhibition, Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn.

16th Queen's Light Dragoons (British)

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

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | 10:00 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.

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

Celebrate the New-York Historical Society's Grand Reopening with George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette, the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, the 3rd New York Regiment of Long Island and Captain Mott's Artillery Company.

Sat, November 12th, 2011 | 10:00 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?

Tales from a 19th-Century Privy

Speaker: 
Joan H. Geismar, Ph.D. Urban Archaeologist
Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 11:30 am

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Put on gloves, pick up a magnifying glass and sift through the stuff of life in 19th-century New York City. Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a fascinating, hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th-century James Brown Inn on Spring Street(now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past - what they ate, what they could buy and what they chose to buy, and what they threw away.

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

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, November 14th, 2010 | 11:00 am

Among the maps that George Washington owned was British military engineer John Montresor's A Plan of the City of New-York, surveyed in 1766. The map provided Washington with detailed information about the streets and hills of Lower Manhattan as he fortified the city against a British assault in 1776. The map was also useful for planning Washington's triumphant entry into New York on November 25, 1783 as the British ended their 70- year occupation and evacuated the city.

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America (New-York Historical Society, September 10, 2004-February 28, 2005) acquainted visitors with a statesman and visionary whose life inspired discussion and controversy and shaped the America we live in 200 years after his death.
 

Nation at the Crossroads: The Great New York Debate Over the Constitution, 1787–1788

The debate over the United States Constitution in New York in 1787–1788 was an extraordinary combination of great political argument and skilled political practice, and it engaged critical issues that are relevant even today.

The statewide public debate culminated in a county-by-county election of delegates to the New York Ratifying Convention, an election in which there were no property qualifications for voters or delegates and which may be considered among the first truly democratic elections in the modern sense.

This online exhibition features documents, contemporary newspapers and broadsides, portraits and objects illuminating the hard-fought advocacy and courage to compromise that characterized this debate.

Giving

Giving

Over the past twenty-five years, American constitutional history has been de-emphasized in favor of "trendier" subjects at the nation's universities and colleges. As historian Gordon Wood has noted, "most universities have long since given up teaching undergraduate courses in American constitutional history, and most of those few remaining professors who do teach it are retiring and not being replaced with constitutional scholars” (New York Review of Books, February 23, 2006).

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Upcoming Seminars

The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:

Upcoming Events

The Jordan Saunders Seminar in Constitutional History for advanced graduate students and junior faculty
September 19, 26, October 10 and 24, 2014

SLAVERY AND THE LAWS OF WAR
Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History

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