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Membership Events

The Strawberry Festival is the New-York Historical Society’s annual luncheon benefit recognizing dynamic women in public life, tracing its roots to 1856. The 2015 Strawberry Festival will honor renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts and award-winning television journalist Lesley Stahl with the Women in Public Life Award. The event will also celebrate Trustee Sue Ann Weinberg who will be honored with our Distinguished Service Medal. A highlight of the luncheon will be a conversation between Ms. Stahl and Ms. Roberts about Ms. Roberts' new book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848 – 1868. 

Proceeds from this event will support crucial education programs for our city's growing population of young people. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum has become a magnet not only for children and families on weekends and school holidays but, importantly, for 200,000 New York City public school students for whom the Museum serves as a critical adjunct to history education, English language learning, and basic literacy. 

To RSVP for the 2015 Strawberry Festival please click here

Please call (212) 485-9221 or e-mail 

Professional Learning Opportunities for Members
Enjoy a glass of wine after school in the company of world-renowned historians and authors. These award-winning scholars will present their interpretations of important historical events and themes and engage participants in a lively discussion.

Members must register via phone or e-mail: or 212-485-9256.

History Book Club
Members of the New York Historical Society at any level are entitled to take part in a free History Book Club. The History Book Club meets approximately four times throughout the year and discusses books relating to current exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society.

Museum Store: 2015 Member Double Discount Days

New Year’s Day– Thursday, 1/1
MLK Day– Monday, 1/19
Presidents’ Day– Monday, 2/16
Audubon’s Aviary Opening Day– Friday, 3/6
Lincoln and Jews Opening Day– Friday, 3/20
Hirschfeld/Picasso Opening Day– Friday, 5/22
Mother’s Day–Tuesday 5/5 – Sunday, 5/10
Memorial Day–Monday, 5/25
Father’s Day– Tuesday 6/16 – Sunday, 6/21
Art as Activism Opening Day – Friday, 6/26
Independence Day–Saturday, 7/4
Superheroes in Gotham Opening Day– Friday, 10/09
Columbus Day– Monday, 10/12
Veterans Day– Wednesday, 11/11
Silicon City Opening Day– Friday, 11/13
Thanksgiving Eve/Holiday Express Opening Day– Wednesday, 11/25
Black Friday & Holiday Shopping– Friday, 11/27 – Sunday, 11/29
Holiday Shopping– Friday, 12/4 – Sunday, 12/6
Holiday Shopping– Friday, 12/11 – Sunday, 12/13

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