New-York Historical Society to Re-Open to the Public in November

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NEW YORK, NY.- Throwing wide its doors as never before, the New-York Historical Society will re-open its landmark building to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11, 2011. A three-year, $65 million renovation of the Central Park West building has sensitively but thoroughly transformed the face of the institution—the first museum established in New York—to welcome visitors of all ages to a great cultural destination, and to immerse them, from the moment they enter the building, in the Historical Society’s collection of extraordinary objects and sweeping ideas. To help extend the welcome, the Historical Society will remain open on November 11 until 11:00 p.m., offering free admission during that day to veterans and active service members and to children under 13, and free admission for all visitors after 6:00 p.m. Entering the Historical Society, renovated by the distinguished firm o