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Citizen Poet: Path Through History

Sat. June 15 & Sun. June 16


Museum Hours: 11 am – 4 pm

2019 marks the 200th Bicentennial year of Walt Whitman’s birth. Visitors can watch a presentation Haydn Reiss’ Film Walt Whitman: Citizen Poet, a short film featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, poets Martin Espada and Robert Hass. Also available for viewing is Ken Burns’ Oscar-nominated documentary “Brooklyn Bridge,” a landmark which inspired Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and

Kids are welcome to play with Whitman-era games and toys, and listen to historical tunes

Historic children’s books available for viewing & for sale

Free and open to all ages

Citizen Poet: Path Through History Ticket

Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State’s rich and fascinating history and feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state.