Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

November 25, 2011 - January 08, 2012

Though legend has it that Santa Claus hails from the North Pole, he was actually a New Yorker who came into the world on West 23rd Street in what is now the trendy Chelsea...

October 05, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Recalling the desperate fight for life that used to be waged by juvenile diabetes patients, and commemorating the events of 1921 that inaugurated a new era of hope for them...

September 17, 2010 - January 09, 2011

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
September 17, 2010–January 9, 2011
(Reception on...

March 05, 2010 - September 05, 2010

In March 2010, the New-York Historical Society will present the first large-scale exhibition of materials from the Grateful Dead Archive. Drawn almost exclusively from the...

September 01, 2008 - September 01, 2010

A group of 22 paintings and two small sculptures will offer visitors a chronological journey through highlights of the New-York Historical Society's rich collection of New...

June 04, 2009 - April 28, 2010

John Vanderlyn was among the first American painters to spend significant time studying in Paris, and while abroad around 1812 he created his masterpiece, "Ariadne...

November 06, 2009 - March 26, 2010

In his search for a new national message during the 1932 presidential primary, FDR gathered around him a number of political, economic and legal scholars. The core of this...

September 15, 2009 - March 25, 2010

Planned by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society. October 16, 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of John Brown's doomed raid on the...

October 09, 2009 - March 25, 2010

Abraham Lincoln—the quintessential westerner—owed much of his national political success to his impact on the eastern state of New York—and, in turn, New...

September 15, 2009 - March 25, 2010

The New-York Historical Society continues to showcase together more than 100 famous paintings by artists of the Hudson River School, including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand,...

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