Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Lincoln and the Jews

Event date: 
June 2nd, 2015
Speaker: 
Jonathan D. Sarna
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Two celebrated historians reveal how Lincoln’s relationship with American Jews impacted his presidency and policy decisions.

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Presidential Leaders: Woodrow Wilson

Event date: 
March 25th, 2015
Speaker: 
A. Scott Berg
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg discusses Woodrow Wilson, the compelling and enigmatic icon.

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Presidential Leaders: Ulysses S. Grant

Event date: 
January 7th, 2015
Speaker: 
John F. Marszalek
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
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Two renowned historians explore the trials and triumphs of Grant as president.

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Presidential Leaders: Theodore Roosevelt

Event date: 
January 14th, 2015
Speaker: 
Douglas Brinkley
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Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

Event date: 
October 20th, 2014
Speaker: 
Stephen Sestanovich
Robert Kagan (moderator)
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Stephen Sestanovich explores America's primacy in the world and unearths the backroom stories and personalities that bring American foreign policy to life.

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Memories of Al Hirschfeld

Event date: 
May 28th, 2015
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Speaker: 
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld
Robert Osborne
Harold Prince
Frank Rich (moderator)
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Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Robert Osborne, Harold Prince, and Frank Rich explore the caricaturist’s life and legacy through his art, career, and personal relations.

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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in WWII

Event date: 
May 18th, 2015
Duration: 
Speaker: 
Richard Reeves
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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In 1942, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned for the remainder of WWII. Historian Richard Reeves provides insight into this painful chapter in American history.

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The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters: A Trial Reenactment

Event date: 
May 16th, 2015
Duration: 
Speaker: 
Denny Chin, Asian American Bar Association of New York
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Experts reenact and discuss the legal proceedings that followed when interned Japanese Americans resisted the draft in WWII America.

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

Event date: 
May 14th, 2015
Duration: 
Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
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Prizewinning author Joseph J. Ellis explains how Washington, Hamilton, Jay, and Madison helped orchestrate the complex political process that ultimately resulted in the Constitutional Convention and the Bill of Rights.

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Leaders in War: Margaret Thatcher

Event date: 
April 30th, 2015
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Speaker: 
Andrew Roberts
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Andrew Roberts, who knew Lady Thatcher well, explores the secrets and leadership style of the first female prime minister of Great Britain.

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