Special Summer Offerings

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

From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam

Speaker: 
Russell Shorto
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 18:30
Mon, October 28th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out 

 

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Almost 350 years after the short-lived Dutch rule came to an end on Manhattan, traces of “New Amsterdam” can still be found in everything from street names to the design of the official flag of New York City. Using the history of Amsterdam as a backdrop, critically acclaimed author Russell Shorto explains why we also have the Dutch to thank for some of New York’s most celebrated and enduring characteristics, including its cultural and religious diversity.

Price: 
$34
Members price: 
$20
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Peter Stuyvesant

Teaser Image: 

Asher B. Durand (1796–1886), Peter Stuyvesant and the Trumpeter, 1835. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.28
 

"Peg-legged" Peter Stuyvesant was the last director general of New Netherland. Born in the Netherlands to a minister, he joined the West India Company when he was a young man, and became the director of the Dutch West India Company’s colony in Curaçao in 1642. That’s where he lost his leg, in an attack on the Spanish-held island of Saint Martin.

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Pacific War Turning Point: Midway or Guadalcanal?

Speaker: 
Richard B. Frank
Craig L. Symonds
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 09:00 to 12:00
Sat, June 8th, 2013 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast

Program includes two brief lectures followed by a discussion.

Price: 
$60
Members price: 
$36
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