New-York Historical Society , Upper West Side Thursday February 28 2013 10:00 - 18:00
Photograph: Courtesy of the Hagley Museum and Library
Ford Subcontract Work at Sperry
Photograph: Courtesy the New-York Historical Society
WAVES on the subway
Photograph: Courtesy the New-York Historical Society
Irving Boyer, Prospect Park, ca. 1942–1944
Photograph: © Bettmann/CORBIS
Jews at Nazi Protest Carrying Signs, November 15, 1938
The city’s oldest museum takes a multifaceted approach to examining World War II. The exhibit, staged throughout the institution, incorporates more than 300 artifacts, including maps, radio broadcasts and images. The idea is to show both the city’s role in the conflict (as a hub for shipbuilding, among other ways) and the war’s impact on New York.
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: $15, teachers and seniors $12, children ages 7–13 $5, children under 7 free; Fri 6–8pm pay what you