Join us at the New-York Historical Society for a free preview of the new CNN Original Series, Race for the White House, a thrilling six-part miniseries narrated by Kevin Spacey. Using unseen archive footage, interviews and stylized dramatizations, each hour-long episode tells the story of one iconic campaign for the presidency. From powerful speeches to dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House captures the drama of a high-stakes presidential election and its impact on p
Celebrated historian Andrew Roberts moderates this special program featuring the finalists of the 2015 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, followed by a talk from the evening’s award-winner. Jointly administered by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the New-York Historical Society, the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History seeks to engage public discourse in wartime studies, international relations, and diplomacy.
The inheritance of collections, whether carefully assembled works of art or family portraits and memorabilia, can present challenges to the beneficiaries. To manage these unique assets, heirs may need to consider legal, financial, and insurance planning. This balancing act can be complicated by a selective art market and limits on what museums will purchase or accept as donations. In an engaging conversation, experts discuss options beneficiaries should consider when making plans for the future of their family treasures.
With boundless advancements in technology on the horizon, the fate of digital assets after death becomes more pertinent each day. Currently, only nine states have enacted legislation granting specific fiduciary access to digital assets, and only Delaware’s is broad enough to assist all fiduciaries. Suzanne Brown Walsh, one of the drafters of the proposed revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, and Jeffrey Novak, Chief Counsel of Litigation and Compliance and Vice President of Public Policy at AOL, and Linda B.
How well do you know Gotham? To celebrate the opening of our thrilling exhibition Superheroes in Gotham, N-YHS and NYC's premier live trivia company present a superhero-themed game show spectacular! This Comic Con Super Week event features the world's greatest multimedia team trivia on all things superheroes.
How well do you know New York cultural history? To celebrate our groundbreaking retrospective The Hirschfeld Century, N-YHS and NYC's premier live trivia company present a Broadway-themed game show spectacular! This edition features the world's greatest multimedia team trivia on all things Broadway: plays, musicals, hits, and flops. Win big prizes and big glory! Jump into the Lightning Round, the Buzzertastic Finale, and earn Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers.
Join us in exploring highlights from New-York Historical Society’s rich painting collections with paper and pencil in hand! On Friday nights from Dec. 5th, 2014 to Feb. 6th, 2015, the New-York Historical Society will be offering the opportunity to sketch in the gallery of The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society between 6-8pm. Allow yourself to be immersed in works of art that span 4oo years of American history, and create an inspired drawing of your own.
Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: NYC’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of Presidents Day at the New-York Historical Society. Gather a team of friends—or join on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.
Some of the world’s greatest innovations were accidents. Some were based on mistakes. Few of them were the work of solitary geniuses or individual inventors; not the light bulb, not the telephone, not the printing press, and definitely not the computer. Innovations like the computer and the internet are far more likely to result from collaboration. And that is the story chronicled by Walter Isaacson in The Innovators.