New-York Historical Society

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Upper West Side
New York’s oldest museum, founded in 1804, was one of America’s first cultural and educational institutions. Highlights in the vast Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture include George Washington’s Valley Forge camp cot, a complete series of the extant watercolors from Audubon’s The Birds of America and the world’s largest collection of Tiffany lamps. A fascinating ongoing multimedia exhibition on slavery and its social, economic and political impact on New York is in the Luce Center.
Venue name: New-York Historical Society
Address: 170 Central Park West
New York
Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu, Sat 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: $19; seniors, teachers, military $15; students $12; children 5–13 $6; members and children under 5 free. Fri 6–8pm pay what you wish

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  • Tuesday December 1 2015 - Sunday February 28 2016
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  • Tuesday December 1 2015 - Sunday February 21 2016
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  • Kids Saturday December 12 2015 - Sunday December 13 2015
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