New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

(at 77th Street)

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-3400

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Subway: B, C to 81st Street

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New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is New York City's oldest museum and one of the nation's most distinguished independent research libraries. A $65 million renovation completed in 2011 introduced new galleries and a children's museum.


Tue10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Return of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision



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After a national tour, 45 iconic works will once again be on display at New-York Historical, including Thomas Cole’s five-part series “The Course of Empire,” as well as masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others.


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  • Little New-Yorkers: Tuesdays and Fridays


    Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library, this program introduces New York and American history ...
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  • Bill Cunningham: The Façades Project

    Fri, Mar 14, 2014 - Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history ...
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  • The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of ...


    New York is little remembered for its role in the American Revolution, but it was an ...
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  • Cross-Stitch Circle


    Every Thursday…all year long! Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in ...
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  • New York: A Portrait of the City


    A group of 22 paintings and two small sculptures offers visitors a chronological journey through highlights of the ...