Museum Open Monday

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

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Tue, August 6th, 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!

The Trees of Central Park: Summer Walk

Speaker: 
Leslie Day
Trudy Smoke
Sat, June 29th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

Home to over 100 species of trees, Central Park is a superb place to observe specimens both native and transplant alike. Journey through the park and learn how to identify some of the trees that call it home. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Barbara Haskell
Mon, June 24th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out. 

 

EVENT DETAILS

In paintings, prints, watercolors, and photographs, Reginald Marsh captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. In this intimate gallery tour led by curator Barbara Haskell, experience New York in the 1930s as Marsh viewed it. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Jean Ashton
Mon, June 10th, 2013 | 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS

Jean Ashton leads a gallery tour exploring the impact of the AIDS epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

SPEAKER BIO

Jean Ashton is Senior Director, Resources and Programs at the New-York Historical Society and curator of AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.

World War II and New York: Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Speaker: 
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

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From Battery Park to the Army Ocean Terminal, New York Harbor vividly records the city’s role in WWII. Join us to hear the story of the harbor and its people in wartime and explore how New York City remembers those who fought to protect the free world. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Spring Migration Walk in the Ramble 2

Speaker: 
Alan Messer
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Central Park’s 38-acre Ramble is a bird watcher’s paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. Journey with wildlife artist and illustrator Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in the Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. During the spring migration in May, delight in the colorful warblers, hummingbirds, tanagers, and thrushes. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Spring Migration Walk in the Ramble 1

Speaker: 
Alan Messer
Sun, May 5th, 2013 | 9:00 am

Note: This event is sold out.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Central Park’s 38-acre Ramble is a bird watcher’s paradise, where more than 270 species have been spotted in a single year. Journey with wildlife artist and illustrator Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in the Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. During the spring migration in May, delight in the colorful warblers, hummingbirds, tanagers, and thrushes. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Audubon’s Aviary Gallery Tour

Speaker: 
Roberta Olson
Mon, April 22nd, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out

 

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This spring, the New-York Historical Society celebrates the sesquicentennial of its purchase of the 470 avian watercolors by Audubon, including the 435 models for The Birds of America, from Lucy Bakewell Audubon in 1863.

The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour

Speaker: 
Barnet Schecter
Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This event is sold out.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history: the 1863 Draft Riots. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

SPEAKER BIO

Barnet Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps and The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America.

Join the Hunt! (Friday)

Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Event Details

Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you’ll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.

Free with Family Membership or Daily Admission.

Location

Second floor classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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