Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Past Programs
The White House Series: First Families
Kati Marton, Gil Troy, Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Thu, February 28th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)

Note: This event is sold out

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cokie Roberts will no longer be able to participate in the discussion.


Forty-three men have been elected to our nation’s highest office and since the days of the Founding Fathers, their private lives—and those of their families—have fascinated the American public. Join us for a sequel to the popular “Women and the White House” programs as four experts trade tales of various First Families and discuss how our presidents’ loved ones have influenced them through the years.


Kati Marton is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including Paris: A Love Story. Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and the author of Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents. Lesley Stahl (moderator) has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since 1991 and is a former CBS News White House correspondent.


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


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.


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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