2013 Programs and Events
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Through June, 2013
- Exhibit – A Fine Collection: Treasures from the Vault – See some of our most popular pieces as well as many seldom-seen treasures which have been in storage. During touring hours in the main gallery, regular admission applies; members free.
- Exhibit – Thomas Nast: President Maker and Campaign Breaker - More than twenty examples of presidential campaign images from the second half of the 19th century, illustrating Nast’s influence on six presidential campaigns from 1864 through 1884. During touring hours in the Nast Gallery (upstairs). Regular admission applies; members free.
Through October 31, 2013
- Exhibit: American Heroes in Bronze: The Artwork of James E. Kelly - In the decades following the American Civil War, more than 40 Union generals visited the NY studio of Irish-American sculptor James E. Kelly (1855-1933). Kelly, who was highly respected for his artwork’s historical accuracy, conducted in-depth interviews regarding his subjects’ wartime service, and heard their very personal stories of Fort Sumter, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Appomattox. The resulting work presents a unique perspective on the famous figures and events from the Civil War. During touring hours in the Upstairs Gallery. Regular admission applies; members free.
Sunday, May 26 – MUSEUM CLOSED, Memorial Day holiday
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 4:30pm
- Concert: Arioso Consorte – Royalty Meets the Young Republic: A musical journey from the Courts of Europe to Colonial America (Ticket details below). Take a musical journey through Europe through music of some of the most prolific composers of the 17th and 18th centuries – works that were being performed in the American colonies as well. The audience at this special performance will travel “across the pond” to experience not only the classical compositions of the time, but also dance tunes and popular marches that originated in Europe and the British Isles and emigrated with the colonists to America. Dedicated to exploring and re-creating the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, and to achieve an authentic sound, Arioso Consorte performs on reproductions of instruments of the era including the flauto traverso, viola da gamba, and baroque bassoon and recorder. Period instruments, ornamentation and dance-like rhythms combine to create the sounds of an earlier era. The members of “Arioso Consorte” include Laura Ferraro (flauto traverso), Margaret Walker (flute), Andrew Pecota (baroque bassoon), and Ilizabeth Cabrera (viola da gamba, violin cello). More info…
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 4:30pm
- Speaker: Bill Styple - Tell Me of Lincoln: The Story of Civil War artist James E. Kelly’s quest to interview those who knew Abraham Lincoln (Ticket details below). More info…
- Concert in the Gardens: Singer/Songwriter Colin J. Rocker - Country Blues for the Here and Now. More Info…
- Concert in the Gardens: Hub Hollow - Acoustic/Americana/Bluegrass. More Info…
- Performance in the Gardens: Japanese Drums and Ikebana Art. More Info…
- Concert in the Gardens: Gary Reed - 21st Century Songs with roots in the 1960s and 70s . More Info…
August 12 – 16, 2013, 9:00am – 12pm daily
- Secrets of the Civil War Fun, hands-on history activities, recommended for children 8-12 years old. More Info…
September 21, 2013 – SAVE THE DATE! Annual Fall Fundraiser (more info coming soon…)
Ticket Details for Special Sunday Programs Thru June 2013
- Tickets for Sunday programs will be available beginning at 1pm on the day of the program, no advance sales.
- Music Tickets: A separate ticket ($12) is required for musical programs; a discounted ticket ($10) applies for members, Seniors, Students and those who purchased a Museum tour ticket that day.
- Speaker Tickets: Speaker tickets include admission to take part in a house tour if visitors arrive during the afternoon and sign up to tour. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free.
- House tours (regular admission applies) take place throughout the afternoon, the last tour leaves at 3pm.
- The upstairs galleries will remain open until 4:00pm on program days, but the A Fine Collection exhibit will close at 3pm on program days for program setup.