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.
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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
An After-hours Meetup for Our Facebook and Twitter Community presented by The Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society.
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.
Grab a pint at our cash bar and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York.
On St. Patrick's Eve, we'll be hosting an evening dedicated to Irish heritage, with music, art and more. Grab a pint at Caffè Storico and tour our objects and paintings that represent the history of the Irish in New York! A map will guide you to such treasures as artist John Ramage's desk, Al Smith's cigar box, and Louis Lang’s historical painting The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M.
Discover a treasure-trove of New York City–related art and artifacts, all in a museum that recently underwent a three-year renovation.
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.
Unveiling of the “Disery Sampler” in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum
At the New-York Historical Society, we believe that knowing where we came from helps us understand who we are now. That goes for kids too, which is why we created the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, the first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children. The New-York Historical Society recently had the opportunity to acquire one of only two known needlework samplers to have been made at the New York African Free School.
For all of the late night revelers, a toast to our Opening Day in the new Stephen Starr restaurant, Caffè Storico.
First floor restaurant, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Uncover the most unusual and eccentric aspects of New York City history on this madcap adventure in the newly renovated galleries of the New-York Historical Society. You'll rummage through the Luce Center, a veritable artifact-stuffed attic with such remarkable items as Washington's Valley Forge cot, a piece of a statue pulled down in a riot after the Declaration of Independence was first read in the city, rioting bears and bulls, antique toys, the portrait of a cross-dressing governor and Aaron Burr's death mask.