​Museum and Library Hour Changes

On Wednesday, April 25, the Museum and Library will open at 2 pm. For a full list of gallery closures, click here.

Past Programs
Americans in Paris
Kati Marton, Adam Gopnik (moderator)
Thu, October 25th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $18)


Americans have a love affair with Paris. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson through the era of the Grand Tour to today, Americans have been enthralled by the City of Light. But what makes the city so enchanting and enticing? Two writers who have lived in Paris and written about it discuss their personal connections to the city, exploring what it means to them and to Americans.


Kati Marton is an award-winning journalist and the author of eight books, including Enemies of the People and the new memoir Paris: A Love Story. Adam Gopnik (moderator) has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is the author of The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food and editor of Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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