New-York Historical Society

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New-York Historical Society
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Contact Information



170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, New York 10024

Telephone:[1]  212-873-3400

Hours and holidays:[1]  As of February 1, 2011, all of the Museum galleries will be closed for renovations. The galleries will fully reopen on November 11, 2011.The Library at the New-York Historical Society will be closed from June 3 through September 9, 2011.  When the facility reopens, hours will be as follows:

Museum Store
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday: CLOSED

Library Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - Monday: CLOSED
General Collections and Manuscript Dept.
(No appointment necessary)

Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections
(By appointment only) from Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Collection Description

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