The Celestials | New York Historical Society


by Project Pengyou on January 28th, 2015   486 views

When and Where

  • 28/01/2015
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West New York NY 10024 US
    New York
    United States
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The Celestials | New York Historical Society

Event Details

In late 19th-century New England, 75 young Chinese laborers known as “The Celestials” arrived to work in Calvin Sampson’s shoe factory in the midst of a union labor strike. Chinese-American author Karen Shepard reimagines their story and explores how the Celestials brought to light issues of cultural identity, racial tension, assimilation, and immigration.

Featuring

Karen Shepard
Wed, January 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30 (members $18)

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EVENT DETAILS

In late 19th-century New England, 75 young Chinese laborers known as “The Celestials” arrived to work in Calvin Sampson’s shoe factory in the midst of a union labor strike. Chinese-American author Karen Shepard reimagines their story and explores how the Celestials brought to light issues of cultural identity, racial tension, assimilation, and immigration.

Karen Shepard teaches writing and literature at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and is the author of four novels, including An Empire of Women and, most recently, The Celestials.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online*: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

*Service fee of $2.75 applies per online or over-the-phone order. (Fee waived for New-York Historical Society members.) Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. No exchanges are permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

SPECIAL OFFER

Pre-order your ticket for this public program and for an extra $10 enjoy a glass of wine at Caffè Storicowhile a priority seat is reserved for you in the auditorium. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Ticket order must be made at least one day prior to event. Pre-ordered drink must be redeemed before program begins. Priority seats will open to general public ten minutes before program start time. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Limited availability.

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