• Back to Previous

The Empire State Archives & History Award

  • Dates: November 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Varies
  • Overview

    Jon Meacham, eminent biographer of American presidents 

    7:00 p.m. — Ceremony/Conversation with host Harold Holzer 

    [TICKETS REQUIRED] Visit www.nysarchivestrust.org for ticket information.  

    NYS Museum, Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany 

    Jon Meacham’s newest book is the New York Times Bestseller, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (paperback, Oct. 17, 2023), which charts how— and why— Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. In praise, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. said, “Meacham has given us the Lincoln for our time.” Meacham received the Pulitzer for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (2008). Recent books include His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope (2020), The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels (2018), and Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (2015). 

    Presented by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

  • Map

Discover Attractions