Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

March 31 - June 11, 2017

On May 17, 1792―under a buttonwood tree, the site of street trading at the time―24 stock brokers signed an agreement that regulated aspects of trading, thus creating the New...

April 07, 2017 - June 11, 2017

At the dawn of ornithology, 16th-century artists aspired to portray birds lifesize, but the largest paper available measured roughly 11 x 16 inches, allowing only smaller...

March 24, 2017 - June 04, 2017

Over some two decades, Arthur and Eileen Newman assembled a collection of landscapes and still lifes painted between 1845 and 1880. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Hudson...

February 03, 2017 - April 30, 2017

For more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to the introduction of the...

December 11, 2016 - March 26, 2017

​Who could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee"? Muhammad Ali was The Greatest—he even said so himself. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a three-time...

December 11, 2016 - March 26, 2017

For more than 50 years, George Kalinsky has captured iconic moments in sports as Madison Square Garden’s house photographer—a job he landed, in part, after bluffing his way...

October 28, 2016 - March 12, 2017

How did Jewish settlers come to inhabit—and change—the New World? Jews in colonial America and the young United States, while only a tiny fraction of the population,...

January 09, 2017 - February 26, 2017

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, uttering for the first time the words...

October 28, 2016 - February 26, 2017

See the New-York Historical Society transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibition of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model...

December 20, 2016 - January 20, 2017

What’s your message for our incoming president? Stop by the Museum's front entrance on Central Park West to read people's responses and post your own on our front glass wall....

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