American History

Date: November 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

Location: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (77th Street), New York, NY
Cost: $175
Contact Hours: 15
(can be combined with other IHARE programs for teachers requiring 30 hours)
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Thursday, November 8th – 6:30
Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words (lecture)
Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Douglas L. Wilson, co-director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College

Thursday, November 29th – 6:30
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic (lecture)
Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winner for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and the National Book Award winner for American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Richard Brookhiser, curator of the exhibition Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America at the New-York Historical Society

Saturday, December 1st – 8:30 -3:30
Workshops and Tours on the Lafayette Exhibit,
Hudson River School Art Exhibit and the American Revolution

Thursday, December 6th –  6:30
Central Park and Democracy (lecture)
Barry Lewis hosts a popular series of walking tours on PBS. He is an architectural historian and teaches at both Cooper Union and the New York School of Interior Design

Tuesday, December 11th – 5:30
The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath (lecture)
Robert Pierce Forbes, Yale University; David Brion Davis, Yale University

Saturday, December 15th – TBD
Infanterie Regiment Von Donop (Hessians): Living History
The Infanterie Regiment Von Donop was part of the 12,000-man force hired by England to oppose the Continental Army. The regiment sailed to America in 1776, and fought in the Battle of Long Island. The regiment has appeared in the Arts and Entertainment Network’s “Revolution,” the Learning Channel’s “The Revolutionary War,” and the PBS series, “Liberty”

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