In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.
In this season’s inaugural program, author Joshua Zeitz presents an intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of the 16th president’s two closest aids and confidants: John Hay and John Nicolay. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Zeitz offers a fascinating story of friendship, politics, and war and examines the integral role Hay and Nicolay played in shaping Lincoln’s legacy.
Joshua Zeitz, author of Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, has taught American history and politics at Cambridge University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.