Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Canceled
Lectures & Conversations
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part I
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
The Civil War: 150 Years
James M. McPherson
John F. Marszalek
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, October 30th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
$30
(members $18)

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

EVENT DETAILS

In July 1863, Union and Confederate troops met in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and in three days forever changed the course of American history. In the first of a two-part program, three of America’s most renowned Civil War historians discuss the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the conflict’s bloodiest and most haunting battles, and examine why it has endured in American memory more than any other incident in the Civil War.

SPEAKER BIOS

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom. His latest book is War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865. John F. Marszalek is executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association and has written several major Civil War books, including Sherman’s Other War. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is Emancipating Lincoln.

LOCATION

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

PURCHASING TICKETS BY PHONE/IN PERSON

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

SPECIAL OFFER

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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