Presidents' Day Hours

The Museum will be open Monday, February 19, 10 am – 6 pm.

Lectures & Conversations
Hamilton's Best Friend at Valley Forge
Sandra and Richard Rippe Lecture on American History
Richard Brookhiser, Dale Gregory (moderator)
Tue, December 19th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


In the winter of 1777, the Continental Congress military committee gave Gouverneur Morris an assignment: Visit General Washington at Valley Forge and report on the condition of the army. Lodged at headquarters with Washington, Hamilton, and Lafayette, Morris developed a plan to bring in supplies and alleviate the “naked, starving condition, out of health, out of spirits.”

Richard Brookhiser is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and the author of Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution. Dale Gregory (moderator) is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.


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


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