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The Gilded Age: The Bowery Boys join PBS for a discussion at the New-York Historical Society

The Gilded Age, a fascinating new documentary from PBS’s American Experience, premieres in early February. But we’ve got your ticket to the premiere on Thursday, January 25! The Bowery Boys are hosting a panel discussion about the film at the New-York Historical Society, and we’d love to see you there.


In collaboration with PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present a first glimpse of the eagerly anticipated documentary, The Gilded Age. (Watch the trailer here.) The preview will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s production team and experts on the era.

The Gilded Age presents a compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. In the closing decades of the 19th century, the U.S. population doubled in the span of a single generation, national wealth expanded, and two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life. Join us for an exciting evening of exploration and reflection on this historic era.

The panel
Steve Fraser, historian and author, Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Sylvia Hoffert, Professor of History Emerita, Texas A&M University and author, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont: Unlikely Champion of Women’s Rights
Mark Zwonitzer, writer of The Gilded Age
The Bowery Boys: Greg Young and Tom Meyers


The Gilded Age Screening and Panel Discussion
Free but RSVP is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Those without an RSVP cannot be guaranteed a seat.

7pm on Thursday, January 25
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

More information on The Gilded Age which makes its PBS debut on Tuesday, February 6.

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