WILSON, IF KENNEDY LIVED & More Set for New York Historical Society in November
The New-York Historical Society has just announced events for November 2013. For more information, contact the Communications Office at (212) 485-9263. All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Sign up for our RSS feeds at http://www.nyhistory.org/rss-feeds.
For tickets to Public Programs, please call the New-York Historical Society's call center at (212) 485-9268 or visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs. Programs $30 (Members $18) unless otherwise noted.
Monday, November 4, 6:30 pm
A. Scott Berg
One-hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was sworn into office as the 28th President of the United States. Over the next eight years he would guide the country through the First World War and prove to be one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. As the first writer given access to recently-discovered papers belonging to President Wilson's daughter and personal physician, biographer A. Scott Berg shares his unique insight into the man behind the icon.
If Kennedy Lived
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 pm
On November 22, 1963, one fateful event changed the course of American history. But what if it hadn't? What would it have meant for the United States and the world if President John F. Kennedy did not fall victim to an assassin's deadly bullet in Dallas? Join Jeff Greenfield and journey through a history that might have been.
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 pm
Myron Magnet, Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
What distinguishing factors made the American Revolution the only enduring successful revolution? Myron Magnet's lively biographies-spanning eighty years from the first seeds of revolution all the way to the firmly established new republic-question what kind of America the Founding Fathers sought to create. Mr. Magnet draws on the lives of Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and others, and examines how these accomplished men united as one to achieve an historical feat.
Ben Franklin and His Sister Jane
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm
Jill Lepore, Stacy Schiff (moderator)
Who was Jane Franklin, the younger, impoverished, and obscure sister of one of the most remarkable men of his time? Historian Jill Lepore reveals one of the greatest untold stories of American history and paints a revolutionary portrait of an extraordinary woman, illuminating both a unique vantage point of Benjamin Franklin's life and gender relations in early America.
From Dutch Traders to Yankee Merchants
Sunday, November 24, 5 pm
$34 (members $20)
Join Barry Lewis on a journey through New Amsterdam/New York in the first 200 years of its existence, when "uptown" meant Washington Square, Downtown meant both the "counting houses" of South Street as well as the corporate headquarters on Wall, and when street systems and living patterns were first laid down for the future city we know today.
Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 - 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.
Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Friday, November 1, 7 pm
Lee Grant, Susan Lacy
Actress Lee Grant and acclaimed producer Susan Lacy discuss this Academy Award-winning crime drama starring the incomparable Sidney Poitier as a detective from Philadelphia who is assigned to a murder case in a racist Southern town. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger. Music by Quincy Jones. 109 min.