WNDC Tours: New York Historical Society

VHE_ATP_Acknowledgements_NYHS-logoWNDC Tours: Field Trip to New York Historical Society

Thursday, January 31, 2019 (All Day)

TIME: 11:15 am (The NY Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (@ 77th Street), New York, NY)

TYPE: Tour


  • 11:15 am – Meet at NY Historical Society
  • 11:30 – Special tour of “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.”  The exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment that granted equal civil and legal rights to African-Americans.  Beginning with the Civil War, it documents the period of activism, progress and suppression of rights through the end of World War I.  Tour led by Historian and Curator Dominique Jean-Louis.  https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/black-citizenship-age-jim-crow
  • 1:00 – Lunch at Storico (Restaurant in the museum) http://storicorestaurant.com/
    Discussion about perspectives on Women’s Suffrage in the period leading to passage of the 19th amendment in 1920 which gave American women the right to vote.  Dominique Jean-Louis & Sarah Gordon
  • 2:15pm –  Open visit to NYHS’ extraordinary collection of Tiffany glass including work by Clara Driscoll, head of Tiffany Studios’ Women’s Glass Cutting Department & other exhibits in gallery of the Center for Women’s History. https://www.nyhistory.org/womens-history/exhibitions/joyce-b-cowin-womens-history-gallery
  • 3:30 pm – “We Rise” – new short film by the Center of Woman’s History narrated by Meryl Streep documenting the activism of NY women leading to NY State’s passage of women’s right to vote in 1917 as well as progress in other areas such as birth control and labor conditions.

Logistics:  Please make your own arrangements for this trip. We will meet in NY at the Historical Society:

The NY Historical Society
170 Central Park West (@ 77th Street)
New York, NY

PRICE: $80 (includes Museum entry, tour & prix fixe lunch)

Suggested transportation options from Washington DC:


AMTRAK: # 172 Northeast Regional, 7:25am – 10:44am ($79)
VAMOOSE BUS: Gold Bus Bethesda to NY, 6:30am-10:30/11:00am ($50)
MEGABUS: Union Station to NY, 6:00am-10:40am (est $22)


AMTRAK: # 193 Northeast Regional, 5:28pm-8:50pm ($96)
VAMOOSE: NY to Bethesda, 5:30pm-9:30/10:00pm ($30)
MEGABUS: NY to Union Station, 5:30pm to 10:10pm (est $25)

Additional travel and other Information: https://www.nyhistory.org/visit/plan


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