“Get ready for the revolution, at the new New-York Historical Society. After a three-year renovation at our landmark Central Park West location, the New-York Historical Society opens wide its doors at 11 am on 11/11/11. From our magnificently reconceived space to our fascinating exhibitions to our informative public programs, everything is new at the New-York Historical Society. So step inside, join the revolution, and discover how we’re making history matter more than ever.”
“Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly 70 years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works.” – nyhistory.org
On November 11, 2011 at 11am the museum will open its doors to the public once again. New exhibits, new galleries, a new restaurant, a new store, new programs, and a new children’s museum will be available!
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday 10am-6pm
Seniors and Educators $12
Kids (7–13 years old) $5
Children under 7 FREE
(Fridays from 6pm-8pm pay as you go)
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
Telephone (212) 873-3400, (212) 873-7489 (TTY)
Take the B or C to 81st Street
Take the 1 to 79th Street
For the grand reopening the museum will remain open until 11pm on Friday. On that day free admission will be available for veterans, active duty military, and children under the age of 13. Free admission for all visitors will be available after 6pm. I’m a museum lover and pretty excited to check out the oldest museum in NYC! I get off work Friday morning, so I’m going to take a nap and head to the city to watch the parade then check it out. Visit their website for more information and a list of opening day events.