A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with its 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.
The New-York Historical Society boasts a hip new vibe.
You know the city – now hear the stories. Witness New York’s rise from remote outpost to city at the center of the world in our 18-minute panoramic film experience, New York Story, in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen. Then travel through time in visionary exhibitions and an entire floor of children’s galleries that show why this city has always captivated hearts and minds.
We were absolutely blow away by the film which manages to convey more about New York and its history than one could imagine ever being crammed into 18 minutes. – CL, New York NY
History will break free from the textbooks and jump into your life!
Refresh yourself this summer with our Madeline in New York show (through October 19, 2014) celebrating the 75th anniversary of the beloved French schoolgirl and her adventures. You’ll see artwork from all the books as well as panels painted by the author/illustrator for the Onassis yacht and drawings capturing life in the old Ritz hotel in New York City.
Homefront & Battlefield (through August 24, 2014) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by showing you the stories beneath the veneer of Blue & Gray. Then explore one of the finest collections of American art in The Works, some of the stars of our paintings collection.
Hungry for more? Experience the casual elegance of Caffè Storico which offers tasty Italian fare and specialty cocktails, then explore the Museum Store for unique New York City gifts and exhibition-related merchandise.