The New-York Historical Society will present the following exhibits and public programs as part of Slavery in New York:

MAIN EXHIBIT VIEWING at the New-York Historical Society located at Central Park West and 77th Street from October 7, 2005 to March 5, 2006.

Museum and Museum Store Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 6pm
Open Friday until 8pm
Open Holiday Mondays: December 26, January 16, and February 20

Library Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

History Buffet:
Sandwiches, Salads, and Pastries
Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 5pm

DAILY READINGS Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas with Charles Turner. Tuesday through Friday at 12 noon. Free with museum admisssion.

GOSPEL AND SPIRITUAL MUSIC will be presented twice daily on most weekends. Some of the groups scheduled to perform are: The Abyssinian Baptist Choir, The Addiction Rehabilitation Center (ARC) Gospel Choir, Convent Avenue Baptist Church Inspirational Ensemble, Convent Avenue Baptist Church Male Choir, The Voices of Convent, Cocolo (Japanese) Gospel Choir, Harlem Opera Theater, Jerriese Johnson East Village Gospel Choir, The Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, and the Tribe of Levi.

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION The original draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was hand written by President Lincoln while waiting in the telegraph office of the War Department for favorable news from the war front in the summer of 1862. It is written in pencil on paper that was laying about the office. It is, in 2005, a fragile document, sensitive to light, air, and changes in temperature, and as such can only be shown for public display 10 days each year. As part of the Slavery in New York exhibition, the New-York Historical Society was fortunate enough to be granted permission from The New York State Library to display this treasured document between October 7 and October 16, 2005. A faithful facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation is now on view through March 5, 2006.

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