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New-York Historical Society

Inside Scoop: New-York Historical Society

A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art—plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city. Attend a talk and go back in time to George Washington's America or peruse the gift shop for something special to take home like Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America." At NYHS, there's something for everyone.

N-YHS Store

New to the New-York Historical Society since November, 2016, is the expansion of the N-YHS Museum Store, which includes a brand-new cafe, Parliament, offering a host of freshly baked goods and coffee and tea.

Parliament

Photo: Steve Legato

picasso le tricorne

  • Picasso’s Le Tricorne (May 29, 2015–ongoing) is the largest Pablo Picasso painting in the United States! Picasso’s Le Tricorne was originally the stage curtain for the Le Tricorne ballet and hung in NYC’s Four Seasons restaurant for over 50 years. Now making the New-York
    Historical Society its home, the carefully conserved work is on view alongside masterpieces that provide context for Picasso’s “supreme theatrical achievement.”
  • New York Story is an 18-minute panoramic film experience in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen.
  • Visit the DiMenna Children’s History Museum to see history through the eyes of children from the past. Lots of interactive games and special programs too!

Hungry for more? Experience the casual elegance of Caffè Storico, which offers delicious Italian fare, then explore the Museum Store for unique NYC gifts.

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