New York 26th United States Colored Troops: Living History Days

Sat, April 5th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum admission; all ages
Meet the men of New York’s own 26th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment and visit the new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. The USCT were regiments of the United States Army during the American Civil War and were composed of African American—“colored”—soldiers.

Civil War Living History Days with the First Long Island Volunteers

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission; all ages
Stand at ease and come meet the soldiers of Company K of the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry. See military and camp gear up close, and ask these troops all about their uniforms, daily life, and their thoughts on the Civil War. And don’t forget to visit New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, April 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 13-22 (excluding Mondays), All day.

Free with Museum Admission.

Families explore, learn, and compete together in Civil War-themed family programs in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Lost Arts Series: Quilting

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Sun, June 8th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

People have been making quilts for hundreds of years; however quilting took on new significance during the American Civil War. Come explore the fascinating quilts in our exhibition Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. Then create your own quilt pattern in our studio.

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Nancy Druckman
Mon, June 16th, 2014 | 11:00 am

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. This is the third tour of the exhibition in a series of three.

Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Lynne Zacek Bassett
Mon, April 14th, 2014 | 11:00 am

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. This is the first tour of the exhibition in a series of three.

Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

Robert A. Caro on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Speaker: 
Robert A. Caro
Mon, April 7th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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“It’s time to write it into the books of law.”
–President Lyndon B. Johnson

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson pushed through a southern-dominated congress a civil rights act that, a century after the Civil War, formally outlawed racial discrimination in America. Robert A. Caro examines Johnson’s legislative genius and the heroism of the civil rights workers in the South, who greatly contributed to this monumental achievement.

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Speaker: 
James Oakes
Edna Greene Medford
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Thu, June 5th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Many pre-Civil War antislavery proponents advocated for peaceful abolition: if slave states were surrounded by free states, mass numbers of slaves would be compelled to escape, the Southern economy would be undermined, and voluntary state abolition would be imminent. Experts offer a fresh account of slavery and the Civil War, exploring the idea that a peaceful path to abolition could have been taken.

Great Battles of the Civil War: The Wilderness and Beyond

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, May 28th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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The forests of Virginia literally erupted into flames during the 1864 battles for the Wilderness, as Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee engaged in a horrific combat in early May. Major Civil War historians re-live all the great military struggles of this period—including Sheridan’s Ride, The Crater, and Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington—a season of thrusts and parries, danger and daring.

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