Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Lectures & Conversations
The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt
Collaborative Programs
Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Scott Rasmussen
Wed, July 11th, 2012 | 8:00 pm


In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of lectures on popular topics to stimulate your mind, including Civil War history, politics, biography and the economy. In this season’s inaugural program, influential political analyst Scott Rasmussen discusses his new book, The People's Money, and proposes solutions for eliminating the nation's tremendous budget deficit.

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Scott Rasmussen, author of The People's Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt, is one of the most recognized and respected public opinion pollsters in the United States today. As founder and president of Rasmussen Reports, he is a political analyst, television commentator, author and a regular on the speaking circuit.


This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.


This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation and Oxford University Press.


Photo credit: MJ Cotton


Creative: Tronvig Group