The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War

Speaker: 
Donald Stoker
Wed, August 21st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History

Speaker: 
John Fabian Witt
Wed, August 14th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Civil War: A Concise History

Speaker: 
Louis P. Masur
Wed, July 24th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Wed, July 10th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including politics, biography, Civil War history, and more.

The Civil War in 50 Objects

May 14 2013 - Sep 1 2013

Select objects from the new book The Civil War in 50 Objects—by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, with an introduction by Eric Foner—will be featured in a rotating installation throughout the New-York Historical Society. These objects, many rare or unpublished, offer a fascinating examination of the event that changed the course of American history.

Draft Wheel, ca. 1863. Wood, metal. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Frederic C. Wagner, 1865.6.

Visitors will receive an installation guide to inspire their exploration of the specific artifacts and artworks on display at any time, most of which are located in our Luce Center.

Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Historian in the Hot Seat: The Civil War and Harold Holzer

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 12:00 pm

What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic—battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers—whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did “Stonewall” Jackson get his nickname? What was “Bloody Kansas”? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?

Reading into History Book Wrap: Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Speaker: 
Barry Denenberg
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Sunday, April 14, 3 pm

Ages 9 - 12

Explore Lincoln's life and death at this Book Wrap on April 14th, the 148th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, with author Barry Denenberg. We'll have a discussion, Q&A, and see Lincoln-related objects in the museum's collection. Don't forget to get your book signed!

About Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Ron Simon
Fri, March 8th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

TICKETS

Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery—apt themes for Passover.

The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.
 

You Were There! Lincoln’s Assassination

Speaker: 
Barry Denenberg
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Be transported to days and months surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with author Barry Denenberg as he reads from his book Lincoln Shot! What were the initial reports? Who was abetting John Wilkes Booth? Denenberg’s books use a reportage style to bring the events of April 14, 1865 to life, and make them unfold before young readers’ eyes. Barry Denenberg will be available to sign books after the program.
 

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