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PBS' AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Presents "The Gilded Age" Screening and Panel Discussion
Steve Fraser, Sylvia Hoffert, Mark Zwonitzer, The Bowery Boys
Thu, January 25th, 2018 | 7:00 pm

This event is sold out. 


The Gilded Age Screening and Panel Discussion
Free but RSVP is recommended
RSVP to koconnor@nyhistory.org


In collaboration with PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, we're proud to present a first glimpse of the eagerly anticipated documentary, The Gilded Age. The preview will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s production team and experts on the era.

The Gilded Age presents a compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. In the closing decades of the 19th century, the U.S. population doubled in the span of a single generation, national wealth expanded, and two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life. Join us for an exciting evening of exploration and reflection on this historic era. 

The panel
Steve Fraser, historian and author, Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Sylvia Hoffert, Professor of History Emerita, Texas A&M University and author, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women’s Rights
Mark Zwonitzer, writer of The Gilded Age
The Bowery Boys: Greg Young and Tom Meyers

RSVP is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Those without an RSVP cannot be guaranteed a seat. RSVP to koconnor@nyhistory.org.


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

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s The Gilded Age premieres on February 6, 2018 at 9pm on WNET Thirteen and PBS stations nationwide.

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