In 1776 on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, General George Washington and his rag-tag army faced off against the British. What happened next? Find out at New-York Historical Society's groundbreaking exhibition, "The Battle of Brooklyn," on view through January 8, 2017.
New-York Historical Society docents provide extraordinary insight into the history, art, and artifacts you can discover by visiting our museum. In addition to daily afternoon tours for the public, Docents can be reserved in advance for group visits.
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