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.
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.
From Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s electrifying call for women’s rights at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the last no-holds-barred fight in 1920, this film illuminates the story of the fledgling alliances that grew into a sophisticated mass movement. The film will be introduced by writer/producer Ruth Pollack.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: New York’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for NYC history buffs, in celebration of the New-York Historical Society's summer exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History. Gather a
team of friends—or join one on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! Ticket price includes a ticket for the show and one beer or bottled water. For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.
An After-hours Meetup for Our Facebook and Twitter Community presented by The Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society.
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 18:00 to 20:00
Thu, June 7th, 2012 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Why did a New York socialite commission hundreds of portrait miniatures of women whom he barely knew? Who would need a 1,250-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling dining set with two of these 15-inch ice cream dishes? Which mayor was so power-hungry he insisted on running the New York City Subway himself ? As we debate today’s rise of the 1% and a second Gilded Age, revisit the material legacies and stories left behind by New York’s late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century élites with Margi Hofer, the New-York Historical Society’s Curator of Decorative Arts.
The United States Constitution Up Close and Personal!
The New-York Historical Society is proud to host Living News from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in which three actors present current issues in a dynamic and interactive way.