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Presents of the Past

The Presents of the Past

September 16, 2009 / New York, New York


To mark the Museum's newest publication, New York 400 (Perseus Book Group, September, 2009), join contributing scholars Daniel Czitrom, Phillip Lopate, and Mike Wallace for a conversation on the enduring presence of history in the city. Moderated by John Thorn, the book's editor, the panel will also discuss the "presents" of the past—perspective, tenacity, forbearance—that make New York so resilient. New York 400 is a visual history of the city featuring not only the great landmarks, but also the hum of everyday life with essays from leading historians and highlights from the Museum’s collections. Co-sponsored by The Gotham Center for New York City History/CUNY. Reservations required: $12 Non-Members, $8 Seniors and Students, $6 Museum Members. For more information viisit www.mcny.org or call 212-534-1672, ext. 3395.

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