Historian in the Hot Seat: The Civil War and Harold Holzer at New-York Historical Society

06/16/13 12pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400 Ages: All Ages Free with admission

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Special Father's Day family program for ALL AGES. Free with admission.

What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic – battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers – whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did "Stonewall" Jackson get his nickname? What was "Bloody Kansas"? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?

Stick around and play our Choose Your Own Adventure game as a Civil War soldier, and do our Civil War scavenger hunt, taking you throughout the New-York Historical Society to see real Civil War related objects. Harold Holzer will be signing copies of his new book The Civil War in 50 Objects and his recent young reader's companion book for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln movie Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America.

Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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