Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.
9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Discussion
In 1933 the United States struck almost a half million twenty-dollar gold coins, commonly known as Double Eagles. At virtually the same time, in one of his first acts as President, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order banning the payout of gold, weaning the country off the gold standard. The 1933 Double Eagles, although legally made, became illegal to own and were never circulated. In 1934, two were sent to the Smithsonian Institution for posterity, and in February 1937 the rest were melted into gold bars and sent to Fort Knox—or so it seemed.
Recommended for children ages 3–7.
My Heart Will Not Sit Down by Mara Rockliff
When she hears about the Great Depression and all of the children going hungry in New York City, Kedi decides she must do something to help out, even though her village in Cameroon is facing tough times as well. Join us to hear how Kedi and her village help New York City in My Heart Will Not Sit Down, based on a true story.