4th of July

Spend Independence Day with us! Kids age 17 and younger get free admission to the Museum on Sunday, July 4.

Open now through Jan. 26, 2020

A 40-year veteran of New York City's Fire Department and a leader of the recovery efforts after 9/11, Chief Ronald R. Spadafora is an American hero. He died in 2018 from...

September 6, 2019 – January 12, 2020

The patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur Paul Revere was forever immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” but his genuine accomplishments...

Through early December 2019

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presents a captivating collection of original documents from the Revolutionary War that feature untold stories of everyday life...

August 16 – December 8, 2019

Panoramas: The Big Picture explores the history and continued impact of panoramas from the 17th to the 21st century, as they were used to create spatial illusions, map...

May 24 – December 1, 2019

New-York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement this summer, as New York City welcomes...

June 28 – October 6, 2019

For the editors of LIFE—the first magazine to tell stories with photographs rather than text—the camera was not merely a reporter, but also a potent commentator with...

July 4 – September 15, 2019

This summer, the New-York Historical Society celebrates the American Revolution with a feast of historical displays and programming, including an outdoor installation of a full...

March 1 – August 4, 2019

Hudson Rising explores 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America” through artifacts, media, and celebrated...

April 17 – July 28, 2019

The New-York Historical Society welcomes an extraordinary collection of historic Bibles and religious texts, many of which are on public display for the first time. In God...

May 3 - July 28, 2019

Artist Augusta Savage (1892–1962) overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America’s most influential 20th-century artists. Her sculptures celebrate...

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