History After Dark

The Gilded Age: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

  • Tuesday, May 17, 8 – 9:30 pm
  • $10 ($8 Members)

Event Details:

Presented live on Zoom

HBO's miniseries The Gilded Age fascinated audiences with its depiction of the late 19th century, when industrialization spurred modernization, robber barons made and lost fortunes, and New York City came of age on the world stage.

But how much of what you saw on the show is true?

Join historian James Nevius for the third and last program in our remote series about this engaging moment in American history. Explore details from not only the HBO series, but also the novels of Edith Wharton and their film adaptations, the novel and TNT series The Alienist and other depictions of Gilded Age New York on stage and screen. Toast the uber-rich with a gin sling (recipe included) and test your trivia knowledge throughout the program.

Ticket Instructions:

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Chairman's Council: To request tickets, email chairmanscouncil@nyhistory.org.
Members: Sign in with your Member number on the Eventbrite page to receive your discount.

Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from an nyhistory.org email address with instructions for joining the program. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder. The link to the program will be sent from that address on the day of the program.