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When New York City was a Battleground
August 28, 2015

Two-hundred thirty-nine years ago yesterday, New York City was a battleground: nearly 40,000 Continental and British troops faced off in Brooklyn. Today, the Battle of Brooklyn is remembered as the largest battle (in terms of combatants) fought during the American Revolution. To learn more about the revered general and Founding Father, George Washington, who led the…

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Happy Birthday, Women’s Suffrage!
August 21, 2015

This week the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, turned 95. To commemorate the victory, we’re continuing the tradition of the tenacious suffragettes. Join us tonight at 7 pm for PoeticJustice: A Performance, where three generations of New York activist artists will take the stage to perform their social justice-inspired poetry. The…

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Free Friday Night Programs At N-YHS
August 14, 2015

Although summer is winding downing, our public programs for August are heating up! Even if you missed our latest installment of The Big Quiz Thing, Broadway edition, you can still join in on the fun! Tonight and next week, we’re offering two inspiring programs that are free with Pay-as-you-wish Fridays. Both events celebrate an ongoing…

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5,000 Lanterns: The Radicalism of Suffrage Parades
July 28, 2015

This week’s guest blogger is N-YHS Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Lauren Santangelo. If you’re interested in learning more about New York women’s history, stay tuned! In early 2017, the New-York Historical Society will be unveiling the Center for the Study of Women’s History, including a permanent gallery space devoted exclusively to local herstory.  Five thousand Japanese lanterns…

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The Marquis de Lafayette’s N-YHS Connections
July 27, 2015

Jordan Wouk is this week’s guest blogger. He’s one of our dedicated volunteers who has worked three years as a Museum docent here at N-YHS. While leading tours of exhibitions, Jordan developed a keen interested in the adoptive American, the Marquis de Lafayette. In his post, he explores Lafayette’s ties to both New York and…

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Celebrate the Summer at N-YHS!
July 17, 2015

What are your summer plans? Beat the heat during July and August at N-YHS! This weekend, we’re kicking off special summer programs and offering admissions discounts for museum-goers of all ages. Every weekend through Labor Day, kids 18 and under are free! Union members also enjoy a special two-for-one admissions on Saturdays and Sundays*. So…

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Who inspired the Art of Al Hirschfeld?
July 14, 2015

This week’s post is by returning guest blogger, Chennie Huang. By day, she’s a communications associate here at N-YHS. By night, she’s a graduate student studying art history at CUNY, concentrating in European and Asian art. This week, she explores the artists who inspired legendary cartoonist, Al Hirschfeld. Al Hirscheld’s artistic career as a caricaturist…

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Celebrate July 4 at N-YHS!
Celebrate July 4 at N-YHS!
July 2, 2015

Join us this Independence Day ! On the Fourth of July, partake in the patriot festivities we’re offering throughout the day. Come churn ice cream from scratch, enjoy tunes ‘n tales from the Hudson River Ramblers, and hunt for 18th-century treasures throughout the Museum. Also, don’t miss our special installation, Lafayette’s Return on view through August 16….

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Black Panthers: Art and History
June 24, 2015

Opening Friday, June 26, our provocative exhibition Art as Activism features 72 posters from the 1930s through 1970s. Despite their varying messages—some promote violence, others peace; some champion reform, others revolution—these works collectively showcase powerful political messages that went “viral” decades before the birth of the internet. The posters and broadsides focus on the American…

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