Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Young couple in beach chairs read a book together, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, undated (ca. 1920). William D. Hassler photograph collection. New-York Historical Society, 25833.

History Book Club

Join us for our Members-Only History Book Club, meeting four times between October 2019 and May 2020!

Get to know your fellow N-YHS Members, discuss various aspects of history and art based upon books that correlate with our current exhibitions, and engage in meaningful and enlightening conversation with fellow New Yorkers. This program is an exciting way to participate in a series of casual yet thought-provoking forums.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 – The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
  • Tuesday,  May 12, 2020 – Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside and Out by Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield

All meetings take place from 5:30 – 7 pm at the New-York Historical Society.

If you wish to attend, please contact the Membership Office at
212-485-9279 or membership@nyhistory.org

Sandra Krystal is the discussion leader of the New York Historical’s History Book Club. She has taught English literature in New York City high schools, trained teachers for the NYC Board of Education, and conducted training workshops in both the business and educational world. Currently, she supervises student teachers at Hunter College. It is her passion for history that spurs her to perpetuate the book club at the New-York Historical Society.

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