Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803)

Relating Tags: 
Date: 
after 1832
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Object Number: 
1956.123
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Haitian Declaration of Independence

Date: 
1804
Description: 
The only known surviving copy of the first printing of the Haitian Declaration of Independence (1804, National Archives, London), recently discovered and exhibited here to the public for the first time.
Credit Line: 
On loan from the National Archives, UK
Object Number: 
CO 1371111
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Thomas Clarkson's African Box

Relating Tags: 
Description: 
Chest with various contents.
Credit Line: 
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn: Gallery Tour 2

Speaker: 
Valerie Paley
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 11:00
Mon, December 12th, 2011 | 11:00 am

Event details

The new pathbreaking exhibition Revolution! compares three globally influential revolutions in America, France and Haiti. Join curator Valerie Paley for an exploration of the origins of the revolutionary ideals of freedom, equality and self-rule. See the British Stamp Act that imposed the taxes that enraged colonial Americans, along with rare images from the first successful slave revolt in the Western Hemisphere. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

Price: 
$24
Members price: 
$12
Buy Tickets URL: 
http://www.nyhistory.org/node/62898
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American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Speaker: 
David Brion Davis
Peter P. Hinks
Richard J. M. Blackett
David W. Blight (moderator)
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:30
Thu, November 17th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

Event details

The late 18th and early 19th centuries were a time of upheaval and revolution. In conjunction with the new exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies. How were these events related and what forces combined to effect so much social change in such a short span?

Price: 
$24
Members price: 
$12
Buy Tickets URL: 
http://www.nyhistory.org/node/62882
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Heart of Haiti: Music and Spoken Word

Speaker: 
Tiga Jean-Baptiste
Millery Polyné
Gina Athena Ulysse
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:30
Fri, January 20th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

Bank of America Presents the Friday Free Performance Series at the New-York Historical Society

 

Event details

A free performance of music and spoken word from the heart of Haiti, organized in conjunction with the Symposium, "The Age of Revolution: A Whole History." Musical performance: Tiga Jean-Baptiste & Tchaka, Spoken word performances: Millery Polyné and Gina Athena Ulysse.

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Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

November 11, 2011
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April 15, 2012
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