To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presented a screening of this monumental film followed by a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. They touched on adapting Lincoln's life into a biopic, Lincoln's unique mind, and some scenes that didn't make the cut. Visit http://www.nyhistory.org/programs/ for information on more upcoming public programs.
WWII & NYC, a major new exhibition on view at the New-York Historical Society October 5, 2012 - May 27, 2013, recounts how New York City and the region contributed to victory in the Second World War. WWII & NYC also explores the moving and captivating stories of how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of total war. To learn more about the exhibition, visit http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/wwii-and-nyc
In honor of the Civil War sesquicentennial, historian and Roger Hertog fellow Harold Holzer joins curator Dr. Kim Orcutt in this video overview of some of the notable sculpted depictions of wartime life and history by John Rogers (1829-1904). With a career spanning from the start 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. On view now through February 18, 2013 at the New-York Historical Society, John Rogers: American Stories is the first full retrospective of America's most popular sculptor. http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/john-rogers