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.

Pre-Program Offer from Stephen STARR

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

From 5–6:45 pm, join us for fresh, original dishes from our limited-time noodle menu designed by chefs from Stephen STARR, nationally renowned for restaurants such as Buddakan, Morimoto, El Vez, and Caffè Storico. Enjoy a noodle-entrée and a Chinese-inspired cocktail or other beverage in the New-York Historical Society's Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, as well as access to all galleries.

Choose from one of the following noodle dishes:

An Art Salon on “Chineseness”: Screening and Conversation

Yang Chihung
Agnes Hsu-Tang
Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


6-7 pm —View Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition
7-8:30 pm—Screening of Discovery Channel documentary Chineseness episode on artist Yang Chihung followed by discussion

CNN Original Series Sneak Peek

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is FREE.
Please RSVP to

It's All Relatives: The Science of Your Family Tree

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | 6:00 pm


On May 29, New-York Historical Society, in partnership with the seventh annual World Science Festival, presents a moderated discussion about the newest science in genetic genealogy...and its social implications. Participants include: Dr. Cathy Ball, lead geneticist for; CeCe Moore, a "citizen scientist" who now oversees the research and stories for the TV program "Finding Your Roots" on PBS; and geneticist Mark D.

Clarice Smith: Sketching in the Gallery

Fri, January 3rd, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri, January 10th, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri, January 17th, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri, January 24th, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri, January 31st, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Join us in exploring the work of Clarice Smith with paper and pencil in hand!

Bill Cunningham New York

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | 6:00 pm

6 pm: Visit the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades
7 pm: Screening of Bill Cunningham New York

Join us for a free after-hours exhibition viewing of Bill Cunningham: Façades followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary Bill Cunningham New York—a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of the New York photographer and cultural anthropologist.

One Woman, One Vote

Wed, March 5th, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How could America call itself the world’s greatest democracy, but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens? One Woman, One Vote documents the 70-year battle for woman suffrage through the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Unheard Voices

Wed, October 17th, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Event Details

We warmly invite you to Unheard Voices, a staged reading of an original collaborative work honoring the voiceless men, women and children buried at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Please join us on October 17, 2012 at 7 pm for this special inspiring performance. After the performance, there will be a discussion about the American Slavery Project collaborative and its mission to highlight these unheard stories.

Conceived by Judy Tate

Directed by Melissa Maxwell

AARP Day at the New-York Historical Society

Fri, October 19th, 2012 | 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the museum experience that tells the war stories of our greatest city and generation! When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

Your AARP membership card entitles you to:

Archtober Building of the Day: New-York Historical Society

Mon, October 22nd, 2012 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Founded two hundred years ago, the New-York Historical Society was conceived as a private club for antiquarians. That culture was subsequently embedded in the design of their building on Central Park West, a structure that impeded previous efforts to make the institution more welcoming and accessible to the general public.

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