First Fridays at the Gilder Lehrman Collection

Join us on April 7, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to explore documents relating to the Civil War, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Civil Rights Movement. Learn the fascinating stories behind the documents and enjoy a glass of wine while you chat with our curators and other educators.

Register and Vote poster published by the NAACP, 1965. (The Gilder Lehrman Insti

Our featured document this month is a newly acquired Civil Rights poster.

Other highlights will include

  • A Civil War soldier’s diary and letter about the brutality of Gettysburg and its aftermath
  • A survivor’s description of the sinking of the Titanic
  • 19th-century photographs of Yellowstone National Park

Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience American history up close.

This is a free program.

For more information, please contact Beth Huffer at 646-366-9666 ext. 38 or

Space is limited to 40 people.

If you cannot attend the presentation, you can watch the livestream video here. If you missed last month’s presentation, you can catch up here.

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