A lecture series on American history through the eyes of preeminent historians

History buff? Join us in the park this summer for fascinating talks with top historians. Produced in partnership with the New-York Historical Society.

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Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

July 11 – August 29

July 11: Kyle Longley, LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval

July 18: Mary Stockwell, Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America

July 25: J. D. Dickey, Rising in Flames: Sherman’s March and the Fight for a New Nation

August 1: John T. Shaw, Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America

August 8: Colin G. Calloway, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

August 15: Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

August 22: William I Hitchcock, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

August 29: Elaine Weiss, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote