Up Close and Personal with Treasures from the Gilder Lehrman Collection: Photographs, Prints, and Drawings
May 9 at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm
Free with Museum admission
Ages 8 and up
No cases, just the artifacts! Take your family behind the scenes to explore documents and objects that made history up close–just like a historian.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience history and view Gilder Lehrman Collection documents. These programs are free with Museum admission, but reservations are highly recommended as space is limited to 12 people per session. To reserve your spot, click here.
This month, Beth Huffer, Curator of Books and Manuscripts, will lead conversations with families that focus on visual materials and explore American history through prints, photographs, and drawings. You will learn about different types of photography such as ambrotypes, cartes de visites, and tintypes, and how they are produced and used. Highlights include the Boston Massacre engraving, a watercolor painted by Ulysses S. Grant, and propaganda posters.
Photographs, Prints, and Drawings Scavenger Hunt
While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up our special Photographs, Prints, and Drawings Scavenger Hunt!