Treasures of NY | The New-York Historical Society

On November 11, 2011, the New-York Historical Society “reinvented” history when it unveiled a $70 million dollar transformation complete with state-of-the-art installations to connect visitors to history in more ways than ever before imagined. The 207-year-old museum joined the renaissance of cultural institutions that have recently completed full-on renovations. Treasures of New York goes behind-the-scenes for an inside look at the days leading up to the grand reopening to reveal the dramatic renovation of its landmark building on Central Park West. Viewers are invited for a tour of the museum’s latest additions including the original ceiling of Keith Haring’s Pop Shop in SoHo and to watch the New-York Historical’s staff collect “history in the making” ephemera from the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Hosted and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, the film details the history and mission of one of the nation’s foremost research libraries and the transformation of New York’s first museum.

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