Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:30
Wed, February 11th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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The Civil Rights Movement was a time of turbulence and transition, and those resistant to racial equality at times resorted to acts of violence—and even murder. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a monumental piece of federal legislation to reinforce the voting rights guaranteed in the 14th and 15th amendments and combat the disenfranchisement of racial minorities. Commemorating its 50th anniversary, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy examines the origins, designs, and consequences of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

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Annie Leibovitz
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:30
Tue, February 10th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage project took her in a new direction. Leibovitz is primarily a portraitist, but for Pilgrimage she chose historical subjects—Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Elvis Presley, among others—who she evoked through landscapes, interiors of houses, and objects. Leibovitz discusses how the project came about and how it evolved.

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Great Battles of the Civil War: Fredericksburg

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John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Mon, 02/09/2015 - 18:30
Mon, February 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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It was a “slaughter pen,” Robert E. Lee remarked about his repulse of the Union attack on the heights above Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Indeed, the Union defeat nearly changed history. Robert E. Lee’s successful defense of Fredericksburg crushed Union morale, humiliated federal commander Ambrose Burnside, almost upended plans for Emancipation—and undoubtedly prolonged the bloody Civil War. Three experts on this neglected battle re-imagine its power and impact.

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$34
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The China Trade in Early America

Speaker: 
William R. Sargent
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:30
Tue, February 3rd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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On a quarter-mile strip of land in the bustling city of Canton, China, merchants from China and the Eastern seaboard of America conducted trade from 1784 to the Opium Wars of the 1840s. One of the Chinese merchants was Houqua, considered the wealthiest man in the world when he died, and long a favorite of American merchants. Life and commerce and the personalities involved—both East and West—will be explored through the Chinese export art that recorded this moment in history.

Program support provided in memory of Mary Mayer Tanenbaum.

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Foreign Policy with David Sanger and Richard Haass

Speaker: 
David E. Sanger
Richard N. Haass (moderator)
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:30
Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Two renowned foreign policy experts return to New-York Historical to discuss the nation’s complicated involvement in contemporary world affairs and the major issues the president and other world leaders are currently tackling.

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The Celestials

Speaker: 
Karen Shepard
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:30
Wed, January 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

This program has been canceled due to inclement weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Speaker: 
Randall Balmer
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:30
Tue, January 27th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

This program has been canceled due to inclement weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience.Thank you very much for your interest in and support of New-York Historical Society's Public Programs.

 

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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Speaker: 
Eric Foner
Randall Kennedy (moderator)
Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:30
Wed, January 21st, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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Between 1830 and 1860, Underground Railroad operatives in New York City helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom at the hands of three unsung historical figures: Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, a furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Distinguished scholars shed new light on the Underground Railroad, elevating it from folklore to sweeping history.

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From China to America with Lisa See

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Lisa See
Sat, 01/17/2015 - 09:30 to 11:00
Sat, January 17th, 2015 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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

A descendant of Fong See—a Chinese immigrant who overcame adversity and became the godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown—author Lisa See draws inspiration from her heritage and provides a vivid portrait of Chinese culture and American idealism in her writing. In an intimate talk, she discusses her work and shares her family’s unique journey to attain the “American Dream.”

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Presidential Leaders: Theodore Roosevelt

Speaker: 
Douglas Brinkley
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:30
Wed, January 14th, 2015 | 6:30 pm

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As the youngest person in United States history to assume the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt hit the ground running, infusing the nation’s highest office with vigor and purpose. Whether it was protecting the nation’s natural resources or boldly guiding the country onto the world stage, Roosevelt attacked issues head on, his penchant for action at times concealing his brilliant tactical mind. An accomplished Roosevelt historian sheds light on this visionary leader.

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