Living History: John Adams and the Midnight Judges

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: John Adams and the Midnight Judges
Sun, January 29th, 2017 | 11:00 am

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

Join us on Sunday to continue the conversation about the roles of presidents from the past! President John Adams will be at the Museum to discuss the key presidential transition of 1801.

Discover why Adams tried to appoint new judges up to the last moment of his administration (until midnight!)—even though President-Elect Thomas Jefferson refused to recognize Adams’ Judiciary Act once he was inaugurated. Then share your thoughts about historic inaugurations with our living historian.

Interested in learning more about the executive and judicial branches of the past? Visit us on Saturday, January 28, to meet President Washington and his choice for our first chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay, to discuss George Washington and the Supreme Court!

Image Credits:
Gilbert Stuart, John Adams, Not Dated, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan, New-York Historical Society 1867.304.

Creative: Tronvig Group