Special Summer Offerings

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

Reading Into History Family Book Club: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

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Jessica Shearer
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:00 to 17:00
Sun, April 6th, 2014 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Just before her 12th birthday, Calpurnia Tate, or Callie Vee, isn't quite ready to become a grown-up in her Texas town in 1899. Especially if it means doing housework instead of the scientific work she's been doing with her grandfather. At the book wrap, we will be joined by Jessica Shearer, an ornithological researcher at the American Museum of Natural History. We'll talk about what it meant to be a woman at the turn of the 20th century, the beginnings of evolutionary biology, and women in science today. Free with admission, ages 9-12 plus adults.

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Ending the Epidemic: Science Advances on AIDS

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:00
Fri, May 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am

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Join a stellar panel as we examine the past, present, and future of the AIDS epidemic. With the rate of HIV infection on the rise once more in New York, it’s a critical time to explore the past missteps and victories in the battle against HIV and AIDS. We’ll also look ahead to the future and evaluate the most promising opportunities for breakthroughs.

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Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

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Paul Kennedy
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 18:30
Wed, May 29th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been cancelled.

 

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In January 1943, FDR and Winston Churchill convened in Casablanca to establish the Allied objectives: defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; establish control over Europe’s sky and sea lanes; take the fight to the European mainland; and end Japan’s imperialism.

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Larry Kramer and The Normal Heart

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Larry Kramer
Tony Kushner (moderator)
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 18:30
Wed, June 26th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Debuting in 1985, Larry Kramer’s award-winning play The Normal Heart encapsulated the fear, confusion, and outrage of the early years of the HIV/ AIDS crisis in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on this critical period and the play’s lasting significance.

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AIDS in New York: The First Five Years

June 07, 2013
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September 15, 2013

Business and Industry Collections

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From small dry goods stores, commission merchants and tradesmen to large banks and shipping firms, business records make up an enormous segment of the collections and document New York’s growth as an economic center from the 17th into the 20th century. Noteworthy collections include correspondence of New Amsterdam merchant Govert Loockermans, and mercantile records of the Beekman, Hendricks and Leverich families, as well as Quaker merchant Isaac Hicks, Ogden, Ferguson and its related partnerships, Brown Brothers Harriman, John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, and the records of the American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention.

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