Image Credit: A replica of the Oval Office is on display at the New-York Historical Society. Photo credit: New-York Historical Society.

The New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum, continues its mission to educate the next generation of voters by hosting a voting registration event. On Saturday, October 8, from 12–3pm, New-York Historical welcomes volunteers from the League of Women Voters, who will be on hand to register new voters in the Museum’s lobby. October 14 is the deadline to register to vote in the New York general election on November 8. Additional voting registration events will also take place at New-York Historical next year and into 2024. 

On view at New-York Historical is a special permanent gallery that features a detailed re-creation of the White House Oval Office, where presidents have exercised their powers, duties, and responsibilities since 1909, along with the Meet the Presidents Gallery, which uses artwork and objects to trace the evolution of the presidency and executive branch. Highlights include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789. Also on display are a large-scale Votemural by Lady Pink, First Lady of Graffiti, and Nari Ward’s monumental artwork made entirely out of donated shoelaces that spells the first three words of the U.S. Constitution: “We the people.”

The work of preparing future voters is also underway at New-York Historical with the Tang Academy for American Democracy, an educational initiative focusing on history and civics education for 5th and 6th graders. Students learn how the concept of democracy—crafted by ancient Athenians—inspired the American founders and then trace the evolution of American democracy from the drafting of the Constitution to the present day. The Dorothy Tapper Goldman Center for Teaching Democracy provides teacher training and curricula so that the program can continue in classrooms.

WHAT: Voter Registration
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY

About New-York Historical Society
Experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nation’s diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be. Ever-rising to the challenge of bringing little or unknown histories to light, New-York Historical will soon inaugurate a new annex housing its Academy for American Democracy as well as the American LGBTQ+ Museum. These latest efforts to help forge the future by documenting the past join New-York Historical’s DiMenna Children’s History Museum and Center for Women’s History. Digital exhibitions, apps, and our For the Ages podcast make it possible for visitors everywhere to dive more deeply into history. Connect with us at or at @nyhistory on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, and Tumblr.