Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Take Your Seat in History — At New York's Front Row on History

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium, our brand new, state-of-the-art theater, can accommodate an expanded schedule of the New-York Historical Society's evening lectures, performances, special events and educational programs, in addition to a multimedia cinematic experience for museum visitors of all ages.

Sponsor your seat today!

We invite you to “Take Your Seat in History” with a gift of $1,000. Your message, name or the name of another you wish to honor will appear on a beautiful plaque on one of our auditorium seats.  Seats in specific locations can be reserved with a $2,500 gift. For more information please call the New-York Historical Society's Development Office at (212) 485-9240.

Creative: Tronvig Group