Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

History After Dark
Among His Troops: Washington's War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor
Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, Mike Thornton
Fri, September 13, 2019 | 6:30–7:30 pm | Free with Pay-as-you-wish Museum Admission


Hear the fascinating story behind the recent discovery of the only surviving wartime image of George Washington’s Headquarters Tent, an artwork that's currently on loan to New-York Historical as part of our Museum-wide celebration,  Revolutionary Summer. Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President & CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR), in conversation with New-York Historical curator Mike Thornton, describes the detective work that went into identifying the panoramic watercolor and its artist Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who depicted Washington’s Tent at Verplanck’s Point, New York, in 1782. Following the talk, examine the watercolor itself and experience the life-sized replica of Washington’s Tent—also on loan from MoAR—in our outdoor courtyard. Also: purchase a copy of the catalog from MoAR's 2018 exhibition about the watercolor in our Museum Store.

This program is presented in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution


Dexter Hall at New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


Tickets included with Museum Admission on Pay-as-you-wish Friday night.

As a reminder, all Museum of the American Revolution members receive complimentary admission to the Museum through September 15, and can attend this program for free.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. Museum Admission inlcuded. 

Creative: Tronvig Group