Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

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

This program has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you very much for your interest in and support of New-York Historical Society's public programs.

 

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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.

The Civil War in 50 Objects, Part II

Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Thu, May 1st, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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Explore the unsurpassed Civil War collections of the New-York Historical Society in another lively, vividly illustrated look inside history through rare pictures, one-of-a-kind relics, bizarre curiosities, and iconic talismans of the rebellion—including prison art and soldier diaries, secret de-coding devices, home-front charity fair souvenirs, political tokens, and unique, first-hand testimony about the Lincoln assassination.

Gettysburg: The Aftermath

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Thu, February 6th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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The epic Battle of Gettysburg did not end the Civil War as Abraham Lincoln had hoped. In fact, the conflict lasted another two years, and more soldiers died after Gettysburg than before. Three Civil War historians explore what Union and Confederate commanders East and West, land and sea did next—and what they should have done.

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

A Soldier's Life: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

After asking Harold Holzer all your Civil War questions, come play this interactive game where you become a soldier in the Civil War! Led by a New-York Historical educator, you will make choices about what you would do in realistic Civil War situations. At the end of the game, you'll find out whether you would have lived or died, come home happy or with "Soldier's Heart." In the process, you may just eat hard tack, handle a minie ball, and beat some drums! Prizes for participation!

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Sat, May 25th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 8th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 15th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 4th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 11th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands? Print out the hunt here, and bring it in for one free children's admission!

The Civil War in 50 Objects

May 14 2013 - Sep 1 2013

Select objects from the new book The Civil War in 50 Objects—by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, with an introduction by Eric Foner—will be featured in a rotating installation throughout the New-York Historical Society. These objects, many rare or unpublished, offer a fascinating examination of the event that changed the course of American history.

Draft Wheel, ca. 1863. Wood, metal. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Frederic C. Wagner, 1865.6.

Visitors will receive an installation guide to inspire their exploration of the specific artifacts and artworks on display at any time, most of which are located in our Luce Center.

Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Historian in the Hot Seat: The Civil War and Harold Holzer

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 12:00 pm

What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic—battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers—whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did “Stonewall” Jackson get his nickname? What was “Bloody Kansas”? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Ron Simon
Fri, March 8th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS

Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Ron Simon
Fri, March 1st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS

Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

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