Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Kissinger: 1923–1968: The Idealist

Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:30
Wed, October 21st, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Both revered and reviled, Henry Kissinger has advised every U.S. president from Kennedy to Obama. His road to prominence was anything but easy, and the achievements and disappointments he faced in his early years would ultimately help define the man he would become. Historian Niall Ferguson discusses Kissinger’s life prior to his appointment as Richard Nixon’s national security adviser, illuminating his dramatic rise from a Jewish refugee fleeing Nazi Germany to one of the most influential strategic thinkers in American history.

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1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History

Speaker: 
Jay Winik
Jonathan Alter (moderator)
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 18:30
Wed, October 14th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Nineteen Forty-Four was a year of titanic events that weighed heavy on an ailing President Franklin D. Roosevelt: reelection, the D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the mounting evidence of the extermination of European Jews. Bestselling author Jay Winik reveals the extraordinary struggles FDR faced during 1944 and how his decisive actions shaped the outcome of history.              

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The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s

Speaker: 
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Thu, 10/08/2015 - 18:30
Thu, October 8th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Under the leadership of President Bill Clinton, dramatic political, cultural, and technological shifts ushered in an age of prosperity and transformed America’s sociopolitical landscape. Historian Gil Troy reflects upon Clinton’s presidency, his evolving legacy, and the U.S. as it was under his guidance: a post-Cold War, pre-9/11 nation defined by boundless opportunity and great anxiety.

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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944

Speaker: 
Ian W. Toll
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 18:30
Tue, October 6th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Beginning with Pearl Harbor and culminating in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the great Pacific War would become the largest, bloodiest, and most complicated amphibious war in history. Using firsthand accounts, naval historian Ian W. Toll explores how the U.S. and Allied Forces rolled back the Japanese Pacific Empire island-by-island as they blazed their way towards Tokyo.

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How Washington Won

Speaker: 
Jeremy Black
Sat, 10/03/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sat, October 3rd, 2015 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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A Conversation with Justice Stevens

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Associate Justice (Ret.), U.S. Supreme Court, John Paul Stevens
Marcia Coyle (moderator)
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 11:00
Fri, October 2nd, 2015 | 11:00 am

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Upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was the third longest-serving Justice in American history. In an intimate conversation presented in anticipation of his 40th anniversary since taking his seat on the nation’s highest court, Justice Stevens reflects on his decades of experience and shares his unique insight into the U.S. legal system.

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Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Speaker: 
Evan Thomas
Julian E. Zelizer (moderator)
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:30
Wed, September 30th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Both maudlin and Machiavellian, Richard Nixon transcended his origins as a shy outcast in Washington society to become a leader capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness. Award-winning author Evan Thomas peels back the layers on the nation’s 37th president, delivering a fascinating portrait of one of American history’s most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians.

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Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Speaker: 
Evan Thomas
Julian E. Zelizer (moderator)
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:30
Wed, September 30th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Both maudlin and Machiavellian, Richard Nixon transcended his origins as a shy outcast in Washington society to become a leader capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness. Award-winning author Evan Thomas peels back the layers on the nation’s 37th president, delivering a fascinating portrait of one of American history’s most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians.

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The Nixon Tapes

Speaker: 
Douglas Brinkley
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 18:30
Thu, September 24th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Between 1971 and 1973, President Nixon’s infamous voice-activated taping system secretly recorded 3,700 hours of unfiltered conversation within executive offices, including the Oval Office. Historian Douglas Brinkley, who was involved with the transcription project, provides a compelling overview of the tapes and how they offer an unprecedented glimpse into Nixon’s intellectual yet flawed presidency.

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Coming of Age with Joyce Carol Oates

Speaker: 
Joyce Carol Oates
Adam Kirsch (moderator)
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 19:30
Thu, September 17th, 2015 | 7:30 pm

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In conjunction with the release of her new memoir, The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Ageaward-winning author Joyce Carol Oates—known for her raw and poignant writing which often explores themes of class tensions, adolescence, violence, and unapologetic portraits of human nature—reflects upon her prolific career and her coming-of-age as a writer in rural western New York

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