Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Speaker: 
Kenneth J. Winkle
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, October 1st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Straddling the geographical line between the North and South, Washington, DC’s position was never as precarious as during the Civil War. In conversation with Harold Holzer, Lincoln biographer Kenneth J. Winkle examines how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Thu, August 29th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Tue, August 20th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Sat, August 17th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Thu, August 15th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Tue, August 6th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

A Soldier's Life: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

After asking Harold Holzer all your Civil War questions, come play this interactive game where you become a soldier in the Civil War! Led by a New-York Historical educator, you will make choices about what you would do in realistic Civil War situations. At the end of the game, you'll find out whether you would have lived or died, come home happy or with "Soldier's Heart." In the process, you may just eat hard tack, handle a minie ball, and beat some drums! Prizes for participation!

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War

Apr 4 2014 - Aug 24 2014

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Made for “AK” in Pennsylvania by an unidentified quiltmaker, this textile illustrates the life of a Zouave soldier. It includes fabrics used by seamstresses at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia to make Zouave uniforms. “AK” may have been Adam Keller or Albert Keen, both of whom served with the 88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, which boasted two companies of Zouaves. Collection of Kelly Kinzle.

Textiles were integral to the Civil War— physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition builds on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it. Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Sat, May 25th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat, June 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat, June 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat, July 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat, September 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat, September 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands? Print out the hunt here, and bring it in for one free children's admission!

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