​Museum and Library Hour Changes

On Wednesday, April 25, the Museum and Library will open at 2 pm. For a full list of gallery closures, click here.

Reconstruction and the Gilded Age

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January 22nd, 2018
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Richard White
Louis P. Masur (moderator)
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Historians discuss the dynamic period of the later 19th century, a time when American society was divided on ethnic, racial, religious, economic, and political lines.

Duration: 56:52

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Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

Event date: 
February 13th, 2018
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Richard Aldous
Eliot A. Cohen (moderator)
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Historians discuss the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. who served as Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy and redefined presidential biography.

Duration: 55:27

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Hamilton’s Best Friend at the Constitutional Convention

Event date: 
February 20th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Dale Gregory (moderator)
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Historian Richard Brookhiser, in conversation with New-York Historical Society’s Vice President for Public Programs, Dale Gregory, follows Gouverneur Morris to the Constitutional Convention.

Duration: 58:27

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The Black Calhouns

Event date: 
February 22nd, 2018
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Gail Lumet Buckley
Jonathan Alter (moderator)
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Journalist Jonathan Alter interviews author Gail Lumet Buckley on her book, The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One American Family.

Duration: 56:25

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Hamilton v. Alabama and the Fight for Racial Equality

Event date: 
February 26th, 2018
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Randall Kennedy
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Legal scholar Randall Kennedy discusses the Supreme Court case Hamilton v. Alabama in which a black woman fought for her right to be addressed in the same manner as white witnesses in court.

Duration: 59.24

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The Battle for the Border States

Event date: 
February 28th, 2018
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John F. Marszalek
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Leading Civil War experts discuss Missouri and Kentucky—the slave-holding Border States dividing North and South—and their greater impact on the course of the war and the path to reunion and emancipation.

Duration: 57:43

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The Tet Offensive: 50 Years Later

Event date: 
March 5th, 2018
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Lien-Hang Nguyen
Max Boot (moderator)
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Historians shed light on North Vietnam’s 1968 Tet Offensive, uncovering how the conflict served only to prolong the fighting in Vietnam.

Duration: 57:10

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Civil Rights and the Supreme Court

Event date: 
March 6th, 2018
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Akhil Reed Amar
Heather K. Gerken
Denny Chin (moderator)
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Eminent legal experts survey the evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretations of the 14th Amendment—in commemoration of its 150th anniversary—and civil rights throughout American history.

Duration: 55:20

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American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring

Event date: 
March 14th, 2018
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Elliott Abrams
Justin Vogt (moderator)
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Justin Vogt, Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, interviews author Elliott Abrams about his book Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring.

Duration: 58:44

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The Presidents: William Howard Taft

Event date: 
March 27th, 2018
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Speaker: 
Jeffrey Rosen
Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
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Legal scholars Jeffrey Rosen and Akhil Reed Amar discuss the only man ever to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: William Howard Taft.

Duration: 56:00

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