New-York Historical Society

Overview

Visit the New-York Historical Society, founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum!

Highlights

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.

Events & Exhibitions 

The 20% Discount at New-York Historical Society also includes entry to some amazing exhibits

Hudson Rising explores 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America” through artefacts, media, and celebrated Hudson River School paintings. The exhibition reflects on how human activity has impacted the river and, in turn, how the river environment has shaped industrial development, commerce, tourism, and environmental awareness.

 

Audubon’s Birds of America Focus Gallery: 10 November 2017Ongoing

In this intimate gallery, visitors have the unique experience of viewing John James Audubon’s spectacular watercolor models for the 435 plates of The Birds of America (1827–38) with their corresponding plates from the double-elephant-folio series, engraved by Robert Havell Jr. The gallery features monthly migrations in publication order that showcase the artist’s creative process and his contributions to ornithological illustration.

 

Contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, particularly as a device to illuminate social and political concerns. A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonises the personal and the political. Over the years, Saar has transformed the representation of African Americans in American culture by recycling and reclaiming derogatory images such as Aunt Jemimas, Uncle Toms, sambos, and mammies to confront the continued racism in American society and create representations of strength and perseverance. This exhibition focuses on one facet of her work—washboards—created between 1997 and 2017.

 

Important Information 
New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum’s collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.
Prices & Tickets
Regular Price With Voucher
Adult $21.00 $17.00
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $16.00 $13.00
Student $13.00 $10.00
Kids (5-13 years old) $6.00 $5.00
monday Closed
tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
thursday 10:00 - 18:00
friday 10:00 - 20:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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Prices & Tickets
Regular Price With Voucher
Adult $21.00 $17.00
Seniors/Educators/Active Military $16.00 $13.00
Student $13.00 $10.00
Kids (5-13 years old) $6.00 $5.00
monday Closed
tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
thursday 10:00 - 18:00
friday 10:00 - 20:00
saturday 10:00 - 18:00
sunday 11:00 - 17:00
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  • 20% off all museum admission tickets except group reservations.
  • Each coupon is valid for one to six people.