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Family Programs

Special Family Event
The Kid Who Helped Leak the Pentagon Papers: Robert Ellsberg in Conversation with Steve Sheinkin
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for families with
kids ages 9 and up

Seating is limited! Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
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Acclaimed children’s author Steve Sheinkin (Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War) will talk with Robert Ellsberg who, at 13, helped his father Daniel Ellsberg photocopy the Pentagon Papers so they could be distributed to the press. Using footage from the documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America, Sheinkin and Ellsberg help families understand one of the biggest scandals of the 20th century, the "leak" that sparked them all. This program is held in conjunction with our exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975. Q&A and book signing to follow

Read more about this fascinating story in the New York Times.

Please note: We encourage families to purchase reserved-row seating to this event in advance as tickets are limited. The unreserved rows will be available to museum visitors on a first-come, first-served basis


Most Dangerous is available at the NYHistory Store >



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