Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 5 pm on Friday, October 31 for the DiMenna Children's History Museum Halloween party. For ticket information, click here.

An Evening with Justice Ginsburg

Speaker: 
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Abbe R. Gluck (moderator)
Wed, October 29th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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In an intimate conversation, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the challenges and key moments of her accomplished career—from her central role in and strategy for gender discrimination law suits to her tenure as one of the few female Justices to serve on the nation’s highest court. Justice Ginsburg also offers personal insight into the culture of the current Court and shares her thoughts on the difference between being an advocate and a judge.

Wilson

Speaker: 
A. Scott Berg
Mon, November 4th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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One-hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was sworn into office as the 28th President of the United States. Over the next eight years he would guide the country through the First World War and prove to be one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. As the first writer given access to recently-discovered papers belonging to President Wilson’s daughter and personal physician, biographer A. Scott Berg shares his unique insight into the man behind the icon.

Prague Winter with Madeleine Albright

Speaker: 
Madeleine Albright
Carla Anne Robbins (moderator)
Mon, February 11th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

The February 11, 2013 program with Madeleine Albright and Carla Anne Robbins has been canceled. We are exploring possible dates to reschedule this event for the spring. Please stay tuned!

Please visit www.nyhistory.org/programs for the latest information.

The Importance of Being Lucky: Robert Morgenthau and World War II

Speaker: 
Robert M. Morgenthau
Tom Brokaw (moderator)
Tue, December 11th, 2012 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

 

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In this unique conversation with Tom Brokaw, Robert M. Morgenthau tells the story of one remarkable man’s experience in World War II: his own. The grandson of the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey at the outbreak of World War I and the son of FDR’s Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Morgenthau began his own journey to prominence on the decks of naval destroyers. Join us for this frank and personal discussion with one of the city’s most indelible personalities.

Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

Speaker: 
Stephen Breyer
Tue, May 31st, 2011 | 7:30 pm

How does the Constitution, an 18th-century document, relate to and dictate the laws of a 21st-century society? Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s arduous—and often turbulent—journey to establish its legitimacy as guardian of the Constitution. Having earned the public’s confidence, he expounds how the Court can continue promoting a workable democracy going forward.
 

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