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, then enjoy a special viewing of Chinese American: Inclusion/Exclusion.
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 Ancestry.com; 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.
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.