Past Programs
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham
Tue, December 18th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)

Note: This event is sold out



He was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a leading thinker of the Enlightenment and one of America’s most fascinating Founding Fathers. Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham draws on his new biography to paint an intimate portrait of Jefferson — the human being, the president and the politician — a flawed, contradictory, elusive man at the center of a tumultuous and transformative time.


Jon Meacham is executive editor at Random House and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston. His latest book is Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.


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


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When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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