Take a behind-the-scenes, intimate journey of our permanent collection on this revealing Valentine’s Day tour. Our docent will lead you through sentimental, sad, and often funny historical stories of love and marriage, providing an insider's look at how artists and craftsman over time have depicted love in unique and unexpected ways. Then, join curator Edward O'Reilly, head of the manuscript department, on an exploration of historical love letters that evoke the personal costs and consequences of romance in a bygone era.
Discover these stories and more on this illuminating tour through history that traces love, marriage, and everything in between.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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