Historic Battles for Liberty Commemorated in Revolutionary Exhibit

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From New York Daily News

New Exhibit, “Revolution-The Atlantic World Reborn” at the New York Historical Society

19th century art ny historical societyThe historically influential and successful revolutions of Haiti, France and the United States are being examined together in the landmark “Revolution! – The Atlantic World Reborn” exhibit opening Friday at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.

The U.S. debut of the only known surviving copy of the first printing of the Haitian Declaration of Independence and the original controversial British Stamp Act document, which last appeared in New York more than 240 years ago to rebellious reviews, are two of the many rare items on display.

The unique “Revolution!” exhibition views the 18th Century Haitian, French and American struggles from a global perspective using paintings, drawings, prints historical documents, maps and manuscripts; audio-visual presentations, interactive computer learning stations and specially-commissioned artworks. The exhibition runs through April 15 2012.

On Saturday, the Haitian Roundtable organization and the Global Syndicate will co-sponsor Haiti Day at the society exhibit. For information on the Haiti Day event and discount admission, send email to haitianroundtable@gmail.com or call  (646) 405-4905 .

The New York Historical Society, at the society, at 170 Central Park West (between 76th and 77th Sts.), is open Tuesday through Sundays. Call  (212) 873-3400  for information, hours and admission fees.

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