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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The New-York Historical Society is kicking off Earth Month

Louisa Davis Minot (1788–1858), Niagara Falls, 1818, Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Waldron.
Phoenix Belknap Sr. to the Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr. Collection, 1956.3

The New-York Historical Society is kicking off Earth Month with a special art exhibition entitled "Nature, Crisis, Consequence". This groundbreaking exhibition, running until July 16, 2023, explores the environmental issues that have impacted America, from the founding of the nation to the present day. The exhibition showcases works from the museum's permanent collection, as well as recent acquisitions and loaned works.

In addition to the exhibition, the New-York Historical Society is hosting family-friendly events throughout April. Every Friday and Sunday, the museum will host Earth Month story time for children ages 3-6. The books featured in the event include "The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng", "The Earth and I", "Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles", "Greta and the Giants", "Spring after Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement", "The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps", and "The Water Princess".

On Sunday, April 30, the museum will host a Spring Migration Walk, a guided walking tour of Central Park's Ramble with ornithologist Joseph DiCostanzo from the American Museum of Natural History. Tickets for the tour are $30 for non-members and $20 for members, and space is limited, so reservations should be made in advance.

The New-York Historical Society is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission for adults is $22, while seniors, educators, and active military members pay $17, students pay $13, and children aged 5-13 pay $6. Children aged 4 and under can visit for free, and on Fridays from 6-8 pm, admission is pay-as-you-wish.

The New-York Historical Society, which has been a destination for history lovers since 1804, is New York's first museum. The museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library aim to tell the stories of America's diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be. The New-York Historical Society is also committed to bringing lesser-known histories to light and will soon inaugurate a new wing housing its Academy for American Democracy as well as the American LGBTQ+ Museum. 

The museum also has a DiMenna Children's History Museum and Center for Women's History. For those who can't make it to the museum in person, digital exhibitions, apps, and the For the Ages podcast are available for visitors everywhere to dive more deeply into history. Connect with the New-York Historical Society at or on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Tumblr.















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