"Men of Color to Arms!" (Philadelphia, ca. 1863). Reproduced courtesy the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society.

The New-York Historical Society located at Central Park West and 77th Street from November 17, 2006 to September 3, 2007.

Museum and Museum Store Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Open Friday until 8 PM
Open Holiday Mondays: January 1, January 15, February 12, and
February 19, 2007

Free admission Fridays 6-8 PM made possible by American Express Company.

Library Hours:
General Collections and Manuscript Department
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM
There are no Saturday hours from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections
Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM
By appointment only.

The Café at N-YHS
Sandwiches, Salads, and Pastries
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM

The New-York Historical Society will present the following public programs as part of New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War.

Evening Programs
The New-York Historical Society is proud to present a variety of evening lectures and discussions. E.L. Doctorow, James Oliver Horton, and James L. Swanson are just a few of the eminent authors and historians who will speak at the Society on subjects ranging from the New York City draft riots to Abraham Lincoln. Please click here for more information on evening programs.

Daily Readings
Beginning Friday, November 24, and continuing Tuesdays through Fridays at 2:00 p.m., the Historical Society will present short afternoon readings. Stories of freed and recaptured slaves, the city's struggling free blacks, and the impassioned debate among the city's press reveal the struggle for freedom in New York. Free with Museum admission.

Weekend Concerts
Beginning November 18, 2006, Gospel and spiritual music will be presented twice daily at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on most weekends, featuring a variety of choirs and musical groups from the New York City area, including Songs of Solomon, the Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, the Convent Avenue Baptist Church Inspirational Ensemble, and many more. Free with Museum admission.

To inquire about the Daily Readings or Weekend Concerts, click here, or call the New-York Historical Society Public Programs Department at (212) 485-9205.