Past Programs
George Washington Night!
Joseph J. Ellis, David Hackett Fischer, Theodore J. Crackel, Stacy Schiff (moderator)
Tue, November 15th, 2011 | 6:30 pm
(Members $12)

Note: This event is sold out 

Event details

There is no more iconic figure in American history than George Washington, our first president and most famous Founding Father. Come celebrate the grand reopening of the New-York Historical Society and its newly renovated theater at this in-depth discussion of Washington’s life with some of the nation’s most distinguished historians of the founding era.

Speakers Bio(s)

Joseph J. Ellis is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and the author of Founding Brothers, which won the Pulitzer Prize. David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington’s Crossing. Theodore J. Crackel is former Professor and Editor-in-Chief of The Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia. Stacy Schiff (moderator) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and the author of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America and Cleopatra: A Life.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. After November 11, 2011, advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating.

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