New York Historical Society Opens Renovated Exhibition Spave

. November 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

New York’s First Museum Will Welcome the Public with Its First Permanent Installation, Innovative History Museum for Children, Trailblazing Special Exhibition, Premier Restaurant and More

The New-York Historical Society will re-open its landmark building to the public at 11 am on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11, 2011. A three-year, $65 million renovation of the Central Park West building has sensitively but thoroughly transformed the face of the institution—the first museum established in New York—to welcome visitors of all ages to a great cultural destination, and to immerse them, from the moment they enter the building, in New-York Historical’s collection of extraordinary objects and sweeping ideas.

To help extend the welcome, New-York Historical will remain open on November 11 until 11 pm, offering free admission during that day to veterans and active service members and to children under 13, and free admission for all visitors after 6 pm.

The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
New-York Historical is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; Lincoln and New York; The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society; and Nueva York. Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York – www.nyhistory.org

Image: Photo of the newly renovated New-York Historical Society. Photo: New-York Historical Society.

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