Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Slavery in New York

February 01, 2011
February 01, 2011

Lincoln and New York

May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011

Emancipation Proclamation

October 07, 2005
October 16, 2005

Fascimile of the Emancipation Proclamation

October 20, 2005
March 26, 2006

The First Shot: 1861

James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Adam Goodheart
Harold Holzer
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 18:30
Thu, April 7th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

A century and a half after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter to ignite the Civil War, leading historians ask and answer the crucial questions: What really caused the conflict? Could the Civil War have been avoided? Did Lincoln invite the first shot—or did the Union “get lucky?” This program marks the start of an ongoing New-York Historical Society focus on the great American tragedy with the first of several discussions and lectures.

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If Elected: The Game of American Politics

July 04, 2008
January 11, 2009

Lincoln and New York

October 09, 2009
March 25, 2010


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