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New-York Historical Society Sets Aug 2014 Bryant Park Reading Room Talks

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New-York Historical Society Sets Aug 2014 Bryant Park Reading Room Talks

The New-York Historical Society has announced its upcoming events at the Bryant Park Reading Room in August 2014. Details below!

All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted. For tickets to Public Programs, call the New-York Historical Society's call center at (212) 485-9268 or visit www.nyhistory.org/programs. Programs $34 (Members $20) unless otherwise noted.


Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more. These programs will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical's Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.

Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream

Wednesday, August 6, 7 pm

Joseph P. Viteritti

Offering an in-depth look at John Lindsay's tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, Joseph P. Viteritti explores the political and social climate of a transformative era animated by civil rights marches, antiwar demonstrations, and government-led efforts to more evenly redistribute national resources.

The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them

Wednesday, August 13, 7pm

Chris DeRose

Abraham Lincoln assumed the presidency in 1861 without the support of his five living predecessors, an unprecedented challenge that was only amplified amid the mounting tensions between the northern and southern states. Author Chris DeRose examines the profound impact Presidents Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Milliard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan had on Lincoln and the Civil War.

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Wednesday, August 20, 7 pm

Danielle Allen

At only 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence irrevocably transformed world history and governance. Written over 200 years ago, the words of our nation's founding text continue to reverberate with their ideals of freedom, individualism, and community. Danielle Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship, provides an in-depth look at America's founding text and the architects behind its tenets.

To reach the Museum's offices call: (212) 873-3400, or go online at www.nyhistory.org.

MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adults - $19
Teachers and Seniors - $15
Students - $12
Children (5-13)- $6
Children (under 4) -free

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