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October 2011

Public Programs China: An Evening with the Experts Remembering 9/11

Public Programs

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

SUPPORT

China: An Evening with the Experts

Remembering 9/11

Remember, Reflect, and Renew

A Dose of the Nineteenth Century Five Steps to Tracing Your Family's History Shop NYC gifts, books, Audubon prints and more

Library Blog

NYC Coroner's Reports Dispell Romantic Past

Behind the scenes blog

Five Steps to Tracing Your Family’s History

Store

Shop NYC gifts, books, Audubon prints and more

Dear Friends,

As the numbers of home schooled children have increased so too has the pursuit of enriching experiences for these students. The study of New York and American history benefits greatly from visits to historic places and the chance to observe and explore primary sources. The New-York Historical Society is uniquely able to provide comprehensive learning opportunities in the study of American history because of our extensive collections and innovative approach to teaching it.

This fall, we will launch a new series of onsite courses for homeschooled students built upon the American Musicals Project, a program that couples musical theater masterworks with primary sources from the New-York Historical Society’s collections. Students will learn about different eras and pivotal events in history by studying authentic documents, images and objects along with scripts, lyrics, music and theatrical performance that underscore their meaning.

Appropriate for ages 11-14, the American Musicals Project home-school series is based on four themes: American Independence, Slavery, Suffrage and The Great Depression. In addition to receiving in-depth, standards-based instruction, students will explore the Museum’s unique collections, develop their critical thinking and literacy skills and engage in inter-disciplinary projects. And they will become acquainted with delightful music along the way.

Our efforts to respond to demand for New-York Historical Society educational programming by homeschoolers will be helped by the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, an extraordinary new resource for children and families. Beginning with the 17th century, and built around our amazing collections, this unique museum will teach children about New York City and American history through the eyes and lives of children. It’s an educator’s dream and we can't wait to share it with you and your families.



Sincerely,


Dr. Sharon Dunn
Vice President for Education

Public Programs

Join Us for these Exciting Discussions

Public Programs

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
Thursday, Oct 6, 6:30pm
Jeffrey Sachs, Andrew Ross Sorkin (moderator)
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Fall Migration Bird Walk
Saturday, Oct 8, 9am
Alan Messer
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James Madison
Tuesday, Oct 25, 6:30pm
Richard Brookhiser, Benno Schmidt (moderator)
Co-sponsored by Carl Menges
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Through November 11, 2011, New-York Historical Society Public Programs will be held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West. To purchase tickets, visit nyhistory.org/programs/upcoming-public-programs or call (212) 485-9268.

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Exhibitions

9/11: Remember, Reflect and Renew

9/11: Remember, Reflect and Renew

Remembering 9/11 will be free to the public Tuesday to Saturday 10am—6pm and Sunday 11am—5pm while we undergo our final phase of renovations.

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Support

China: An Evening with the Experts

China: An Evening with the Experts

Support the New-York Historical Society’s 2011 History Makers Gala featuring China experts Dr. Henry Kissinger and James Chanos and make history matter for generations to come. Space is limited. Tickets start at $1,000. To purchase tickets, please contact Barbi Zakin at 212-744-0799 or e-mail barbizakinevents@gmail.com
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Library Blog

NYC Coroner's Reports Dispell Romantic Past

A Dose of the Nineteenth Century

One of the qualities of a great primary source is its ability to elicit a visceral revelation about what it meant to live then and there. It’s difficult not to have this reaction when reading through two manuscript volumes of New York City coroner’s reports, (1822 -1826) in the New-York Historical Society Library. With deaths occurring from beatings, murder, disease, grisly accidents, suicides, drownings, alcoholism, abandoned babies, and of course the random “Visitation by God,” the reports can certainly dispel any romantic notion of the city’s history.

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Behind the scenes blog

Genealogy for Beginners: Five Steps to Tracing Your Family’s History

Genealogy for Beginners: Five Steps to Tracing Your Family’s History

Most people in America can trace their family back to some sort of immigration wave, whether their ancestors came over on the Mayflower or flew into JFK airport. And with New York being large point of entry, many families of immigrants either settled here or spent time here before moving on. With our large collection of newspapers, directories and manuscripts, the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is an incredible resource for tracking your family’s history in America. But, where do you begin?
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NYC Facts

New Videos Online

NYC Facts

The New-York Historical Society and NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York, have partnered to produce a special series of 90 one-minute videos that feature the staff of the New-York Historical Society as they answer some of the most captivating questions ever posed to them about the City’s fascinating and unique history.
Click here to watch our exciting NYC Facts video series online »

Store

Classic Toys, Made in the USA $8.95 – $10.95

Classic Toys, Made in the USA $8.95 – $10.95

Our new line of American-made classic toys brings fun and history together.
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AN OFFER FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SYMPHONY SPACE

Joseph Heller Catch-22

JOSEPH HELLER CATCH-22

A 50th Anniversary Event with Mike Nichols, Christopher Buckley and Robert Gottlieb with Lesley Stahl

Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30pm

$20 TICKETS FOR NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUBSCRIBERS. USE CODE: Historical
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Visitor Information

Address

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

Phone (212) 873-3400
TTY (212) 873-7489

Museum and store hours

Tuesday-Saturday - 10 am-6 pm
Sunday - 11 am-5 pm
Monday - CLOSED
Remembering 9/11 will be the only exhibition on display until we fully reopen on November 11, 2011. Admission is free.

Library

The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is open by appointment through November 11, 2011.

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