Young couple in beach chairs read a book together, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, undated (ca. 1920). William D. Hassler photograph collection. New-York Historical Society, 25833.

History Book Club

Join us for our Members-only History Book Club, meeting four times between October 2021 and May 2022!

Join your fellow New-York Historical Members to delve into and discuss an array of fascinating books that bring together history, art, culture, and politics. Get the most out of New-York Historical exhibitions and collections, with literature that discusses various aspects of history and art correlating with our current exhibitions. This program is an exciting way to participate in a series of casual yet thought-provoking forums, and engage in meaningful and enlightening conversation with fellow New Yorkers. 

The first two meetings of History Book Club will be held via Zoom. We hope to resume in person session in 2022. Please stay tuned for more information!

Selections for 2021/22 include:

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 – Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Shana Knizhnik, Irin Carmon; RSVP here >
  • Monday, January 10, 2022 –  All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Tiya Miles; RSVP here >
  • Monday, March 14, 2022 – Book TBD
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 – Book TBD


Meetings take place on Mondays, 5:30–7 pm ET via Zoom.

All book selections will be available for purchase in the NYHistory Store.

Questions? Contact the Membership Office at 212-485-9279 or

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