On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Annette Gordon-Reed, author of the book, “The Hemingses of An American Family ” (W. W. Norton), will appear for a seminar with , an editorial writer for The N , at the New-York Historical Society, to discuss her recent book on Jefferson-Hemings.:
The Society is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, American art and other materials documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York City and State.
Forty thousand of the Society’s most treasured pieces are on permanent display in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, and a self-guided audio tour brings these artifacts to life with anecdotes and stories. Our collections provide the foundation for exploration of the nation’s richly layered past and support the Society’s mission to provide a forum for debate and examination of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
If you are able to attend this week’s seminar, or any upcoming events, here is the information to get you started:
New-York Historical Society:
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Members: Free; Adults: $10; Senior Citizens (65 and over) and Educators $7; Students $6; children 12 and under accompanied by an adult are free; there is no admission fee for researchers using the library.
The website address is as follows: https://www.nyhistory.org/web/
Two descendants of Thomas Jefferson, one black, one white, share a Bronx neighborhood that defies reputation.
July 6, 2008
Thomas Jefferson’s original version of the Declaration of Independence includes passages that were deleted, including his lengthy condemnation of slavery.
July 5, 2008