Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Children under seven (accompanied by an adult) and members receive free admission.
New York is little remembered for its role in the American Revolution, but it was an intellectual, political and physical battleground which recovered from almost complete destruction to become the nation’s first political capital and later its financial, cultural, manufacturing and business center. Through original objects, art and manuscripts from the New-York Historical Society’s collections presented in a multimedia format, the centerpiece of the gallery will focus on New York’s seminal role in the founding era of the Untied States.
Other highlights include Here is New York, a display of hundreds of photographs taken in New York City on September 11, 2001, and the days that followed; six interactive kiosks that allow visitors to digitally explore iconic features from the New-York Historical Society’s collections and History Manholes—exhibition cases featuring urban archeological relics found underground in New York.
Visit http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/smith-gallery for more information.
Take advantage of our exhibition and educational resources with our guided and self-guided tours. Or go deeper into a topic with our cultural immersion experiences.
Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance.