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.

The New-York Historical Society is an ideal landmark destination for any type of event, whether it is a conference, awards ceremony, or evening reception and dinner. We offer a variety of event spaces that can cater to your event’s needs.

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium can accommodate up to 420 guests seated with 306 seats on the main level and 114 guests on the balcony.  We offer onsite a/v support and a solid inventory for basic needs, but can also accommodate additional equipment for more tech-heavy events.

The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library and our other Museum Galleries can be used to host your registration, breakfast, luncheon, reception or even to serve as additional meeting space. 

We highly encourage you to incorporate our exhibitions into your event and would be happy to arrange for Educators to answer questions your guests might have.  We can also assist with more formal, guided tours of our galleries.

The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, but we can offer our spaces for daytime events and conferences any day of the week. Individual galleries can be reserved for more intimate events or combined to accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a standing reception.

We offer a number of benefits associated with each level of Membership to our Corporate Clients. For more information, click here.

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