Joseph Patrick Kennedy was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. An indomitable and elusive figure, his dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Focusing on his experiences during World War II, celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life Joseph P. Kennedy’s story from unrestricted and exclusive access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers.
Join us for a fresh, modern look at one of the most riveting figures of the twentieth century: Dwight D. Eisenhower. In this program, trace Ike’s path from his days as a young dreamer in small-town Kansas to a frustrated apprentice under Douglas MacArthur, through the Allied war councils of World War II and all the way to the White House.
Americans have a love affair with Paris. From the days of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson through the era of the Grand Tour to today, Americans have been enthralled by the City of Light. But what makes the city so enchanting and enticing? Two writers who have lived in Paris and written about it discuss their personal connections to the city, exploring what it means to them and to Americans.
Join us for the WWII & NYC exhibition opening evening with a concert by critically acclaimed jazz musicians the Harry Allen Quartet and Rebecca Kilgore, who have performed “Some Like it Hot” at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency to rave reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
The naval side of the Civil War was far more than a picturesque battle over vast oceans. Rather, it was a gritty fight involving deadly new technologies, focused primarily on the nation’s rivers — particularly the “Father of Waters,” as Lincoln called the crucial Mississippi. Now two of the nation’s leading military historians — each with a new book on the Civil War navies — re-examine the “inland” war for the divided nation’s waters.
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World-renowned novelist Ken Follett discusses his latest book. Set against the backdrop of the international upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s, Winter of the World chronicles the experiences of five interrelated families living in a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil from the rise of the Third Reich up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.
To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings by local breweries in the exhibition's Beer Hall, run by Starr Restaurants Catering Group. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch, smell and experience.