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

Audubon: National Treasures—Birds of Winter for The Birds of America (1827–38)



Looking at these four watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon’s (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827-38). The watercolors are rotated on a quarterly basis to limit the potential damage caused by their exposure, ensuring that these national treasures are available to future generations.

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  • At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman

    Sat, Nov 02, 2013 - Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    At the Kids' Table: History is served up in this monthly series of cooking classes on historic holidays, ...
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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 ...
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  • Audubon’s Aviary: Part II of “The Complete Flock”

    Fri, Mar 21, 2014 - Sun, May 25, 2014

    To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society’s purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release ...
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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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  • 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 Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by ...


    Continuing its commitment to recognizing the history of Civil Rights in this country, the New-York Historical Society will ...