There are always wonderful special exhibits and lectures in addition to the permanent collections. The size is just right, too!
About New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
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Great little museum. We saw several exhibitions on the Vietnam War, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall, Tiffany Lamp and Objects from the Collection. Absolutely enjoyed the experience and our lunch in the cafe. It wasn't on my radar and it should have been - very...More
I went recently to the NYHS Museum to see the Exhibit on the Viet Nam War, which brought back many memories and terminology from the 60s and 70s. It was excellent and was balanced in its approach to the war and its effects on our...More
excellent film about the development of the city great café with good range of newspapers even open on Mondays when museum closed, friendly staff and fab gift shop exhibitions interesting - szyk drawings extraordinary! special entrance rate if you are an educator - don't be...More
Wanted to see the Vietnam War exhibition which was well done. Also saw the JFK photos and the Szyk drawings (highly recommended). This museum continues to do an excellent job. Planning to return to visit the Tiffany lamps on the the 4th floor. Don't miss...More
This is what I liked from the Current Highlights: -The Vietnam War on the 1st floor. I found the exhibit truthful and not politicized. Only, it was missing the Refugees that followed. -Gallery of Tiffany lamps, samples, plus their history -The Duchess of Carnegie Hall...More
Wanted to see the Tiffany lamps, the JFK photo exhibition, and all the rest. Loved it! An amazing place. Beautiful space. Wonderful history and architecture. Enjoyed the Editta Sherman photo exhibition. Didn't have enough time to take in the Vietnam exhibit. Will return!
Most people just go to the Museum of natural history. Located just one block South, this museum Is small but has fantastic exhibits. The current ones on the Vietnam war and John F Kennedy are well worth the detour. It also has a nice restaurant.
After passing by the New York Historical Society building for years we finally went in after getting a Groupon discount pass. What a marvelous surprise! Despite the small appearance of its exterior, it houses some incredibly wide-ranging collections that make it seem much larger. On...More
Went for the Eloise show - which was perfect - and ended up seeing the rest of the museum. Unlike some other museums, this one is not crowded and you can see it all without wearing yourself out. Great little gift show and coffee shop,...More