The New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, an educational and research institution, presents exhibitions, public programs and conducts research on history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its mission is to explore the history of New York City and State and the country, and serve as a national forum for the debate and examination of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection (November 23, 2012 - January 06, 2013)
Magnificent model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels and Ferris wheels—all populated with toy figurines in colorful nineteenth-century dress, will be on view this holiday season at the New-York Historical Society, in the first museum exhibition of selections from the renowned Jerni Collection.
The Pop Shop: Education
(September 18, 2012 - January 13, 2013)
In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Haring’s famous Pop Shop above the new admissions area.
Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School
(September 21, 2012 - February 21, 2013)
After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole’s five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.
WWII & NYC (October 05, 2012 - May 27, 2013)
The Second World War (1939–1945) was the most widespread, destructive, and consequential conflict in history. WWII & NYC is an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied victory.
John Rogers: American Stories (November 09, 2012 - February 18, 2013)
American Stories is the first full retrospective of the most popular American sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904). An astute and tireless maker and marketer of artworks from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of the Gilded Age, Rogers sold more than 80,000 narrative figural groups in plaster, reaching the American public en masse and addressing the issues that most touched their lives.